INTRODUCTION


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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTIONThermodynamics is the branch of science that deals with energy transformation and the state of equilibrium in macroscopic systems. The laws of thermodynamics are shown by experience to apply to all such transformations. The first law states that energy can take many forms, but it cannot be created or destroyed (except that nuclear reactions may contribute components outside the norm). The second law concerns the distribution of the energy and of the material components comprising a system, traditionally described in terms of the order or disorder of the system. It states that maintaining a nonequilibrium or unnaturally ordered state requires work. The systematic analysis of these two laws leads to profound insights pervading chemistry, physics, and biology, especially when combined with molec…
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Dr. Don W. Green; Dr. Marylee Z. Southard: Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 9th Edition. INTRODUCTION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2019), AccessEngineering Export