Gibbs theorem


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Gibbs the·o·rem

(gibz),
substances that lower the surface tension of the pure dispersion medium tend to collect in its surface, whereas substances that raise the surface tension tend to remain out of the surface film.

Gibbs the·o·rem

(gibz thē'ŏr-ĕm)
Substances that lower the surface tension of the pure dispersion medium tend to collect in its surface, whereas substances that raise the surface tension tend to remain out of the surface film.

Gibbs,

J. Willard, U.S. mathematician and physicist, 1839-1903.
Gibbs energy of activation - energy that must be added to that already possessed by a molecule(s) in order to initiate a reaction.
Gibbs free energy
Gibbs theorem - substances that lower the surface tension of the pure dispersion medium tend to collect in its surface, whereas substances that raise the surface tension tend to remain out of the surface film.
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