## enthalpyA thermodynamic property of a substance given by H = U
+ pV, where U is the internal energy, p is the
pressure, and V is the volume.
For any process that occurs at constant pressure the heat absorbed or evolved is equalt to the enthalpy change if the only work is pressure/volume work, i.e. Δ H = ΔU + pΔV
for a process of constant pressure. In chemical reactions the enthalpy change
(ΔH) is related to the changes in Gibbs
free energy (ΔG) and entropy
(ΔS) by the equation ΔG = ΔH
- TΔS. Enthalpy is usually expressed in units of kilojoules per mole. ## Related category• HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS | |||||

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