Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
Chemistry for Earth Scientists
Prof. D.M. Sherman

Lecture 5: Thermochemistry: Entropy and Free Energy

Overview

Here we introduce the concept of entropy and the second law of thermodyamics. Using this, we can predict when chemical processes will occur spontaneously. We define a new thermodynamic quantity, called free energy, that enables us to conveniently determine when a process is favored.

Objectives

You should be able to:

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