Chapter 7. Thermodynamic Conventions

  1. H. Donald Brooke Jenkins

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697733.ch7

Chemical Thermodynamics at a Glance

Chemical Thermodynamics at a Glance

How to Cite

Jenkins, H. D. B. (2008) Thermodynamic Conventions, in Chemical Thermodynamics at a Glance, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697733.ch7

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

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Keywords:

  • thermodynamics;
  • definitive boundary;
  • sign convention;
  • transfer of energy

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Nature of Thermodynamics

  • Systems, Surrounding and Conventions

  • Heat, q and Work, w

  • Spontaneous Processes