Kjetil Sonerud
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• Trondheim, Norway

Expanding on Nicolau Saker Neto's comments above, the heat capacity dictates the (reversible) heat flux required to increase the system's temperature by one unit. Definitions of the heat capacity ($... View answer Accepted answer 3 votes In short, I agree with Curt F.'s answer above. In general, you need a suitable equation of state (EoS) to handle this calculation. From the differential form of the fundamental equation of ... View answer 3 votes As far as I know, the short answer is no; in general, it is not possible to know the reaction mechanism a priori. In general, the approach is: Postulate a reaction mechanism/pathway Use this to ... View answer Accepted answer 4 votes An analogy that I like is one paraphrased from Peter Atkins' great book "The Laws of Thermodynamics - a VSI": Imagine two rather different places in terms of noise - a silent library and a busy ... View answer Accepted answer 5 votes First, a question: what kinds of reactions are we talking about? Is it a more specialized (in this context) field like biochemistry, or more general chemical reactions? In practice, finding data for ... View answer 3 votes Elaborating Ron’s answer through a concrete example, we start by looking at the Celsius scale $$T_\text{C1} = 25\ \mathrm{^\circ C} ,~ T_\text{C2} = 100\ \mathrm{^\circ C}$$ Thus, we obtain$$\... View answer 1 votes The easiest answer in my opinion; try it! If each atom has the same radius, it is simply not possible to fit one of them into the center of the cubic system (known as a cubic hole). It is, however, ... View answer Accepted answer 4 votes As far as I can see, the expression you have come up with is not entirely correct. If we assume that the reaction is$\ce{A -> B}$(i.e. saying that it is approximately irreversible, or that$k_\...