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thermochemistry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thermochemistry the branch of chemistry that studies the relation between chemical action and the amount of heat absorbed or generated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Thermochemistry That branch of chemical science which includes the investigation of the various relations existing between chemical action and that manifestation of force termed heat, or the determination of the heat evolved by, or employed in, chemical actions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thermochemistry That branch of chemical science which includes all the various relations existing between chemical action and heat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Thermochemistry that branch of chemistry which treats of the relations between chemical action and heat
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Thermo-, + chemistry,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. thermos, hot—thermē, heat—therein, to heat.

Usage


In science:

Unfortunately, despite their predictive nature, these methods are not yet able to calculate the thermochemistry of materials— especially multi-component, multi-phase systems—with the precision required in industry.
Thermodynamic properties of binary HCP solution phases from special quasirandom structures
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