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Keywords: third law of thermodynamicsClose
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2006) 36 (2): 365–396.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., and there was no known method for determination of free energies from thermal measurements. Walther Nernst's 1906 heat theorem, which later became known as the third law of thermodynamics, would prove to be the key to thermometric determinations of free energies. The paper examines the chemical significance of the third...