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Thermochemical Calculations

Nature volume 150, pages 3738 (11 July 1942) | Download Citation

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THE application of the concept of equilibrium to industrial processes involving gaseous reactions and changes of state has met with such success as to encourage a more extended use of the thermodynamic method in other directions, and numerous attempts to do so have been recorded in the literature in recent years. A great deal of ingenuity has been expended in overcoming some of the more obvious limitations of the method ; for, apart from the lack of essential data, there are difficulties of a fundamental kind due to the fact that no 'real' system is in true equilibrium with respect to all the possible changes which may occur within it ; and industrial processes generally, include a time factor which is not taken into account in the thermodynamic treatment.

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