chemical potential

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chem·i·cal po·ten·tial (μ),

a measure of how the Gibbs free energy of a phase depends on any change in the composition of that phase.

chem·i·cal po·ten·tial

(kem'i-kăl pŏ-ten'shăl)
A measurement of how the free energy of a phase depends on any change in the composition of that phase.
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When two phases are in equilibrium, their chemical potentials are equal.
ph] physical part of the compressibility factor Greek Symbols [alpha] EOS parameter [micro] chemical potential [micro].
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The SL equation of state for the binary mixture can be used for calculating the chemical potential of C[O.
i] = Chemical potential change upon mixing for component i, J/kmol.
i] denote the values of the chemical potential and the chemical potential in the standard state, respectively.
There is a large number of examples indicating the existence of a nitrogen flow directed to the gradient of its chemical potential and the absence of any relationship between this phenomenon and carbon boiling of the metal.
i] is the chemical potential of species i at temperature T and pressure P, [[mu].
As a consequence, the chemical potential of the counter ions in the polymer matrix is higher than that of the counter ions in the water outside the polymer.
But recent testing doesn't indicate that the migration is being driven solely by differences in chemical potential.
Since joining UBC in August 2001, he has been actively conducting his research in the three fronts of theoretical chemistry: fundamental theory; method development; and state-of-the-art applications including functional derivative, chemical potential, embedding method, orbital-free density functional theory, molecular simulation, and modelling of chemical reactions in biological systems and on nanomaterials.
shows the relationship among several variables that depend upon the chemical potential of water, which is a function of the freezing temperature or the atmospheric humidity.