|Josiah Willard Gibbs thermodynamics
In a thermodynamic system, potential energy can be absorbed or released during a chemical reaction or phase transition, or, if everything’s in equilibrium, then the potential energy is zero.
Josiah Willard Gibbs examined the energy of a system in terms of its entropy, volume, pressure, and temperature, and formulated how adding a molecule affects its energy. He coined the term enthalpy. * Gibbs coined the term statistical mechanics. He created a more general formulation of the statistical properties of systems of many particles than James Clerk Maxwell or Ludwig Boltzmann.
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