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Maxwell relation


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A set of relations in thermodynamics:

TV)S = (δPS)V,

TP)S = (δVS)P,

PT)V = (δSV)T,

VT)P = −(δSP)T,

where T is the absolute temperature, V is the volume, P is the pressure, and S is the entropy. The Maxwell relations are useful for converting quantities that cannot readily be measured into quantities that can.

Subjects: Physics — Chemistry.


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