Chapter 13. Spontaneity, Entropy and Gibbs Energy

  1. H. Donald Brooke Jenkins

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697733.ch13

Chemical Thermodynamics at a Glance

Chemical Thermodynamics at a Glance

How to Cite

Jenkins, H. D. B. (2008) Spontaneity, Entropy and Gibbs Energy, in Chemical Thermodynamics at a Glance, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697733.ch13

Author Information

  1. Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139977

Online ISBN: 9780470697733



  • entropy;
  • gibbs energy;
  • spontaneity;
  • thermodynamic systems;
  • evaporation


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Spontaneity revisited

  • Entropy, S and Gibbs (free) energy, G, functions

  • Equation for the Calculation of Entropy, S. Second Law of Thermodynamics