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Published September 1, 1930 | public
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On the free energy of glucose and of tripalmitin


The theoretical maximum amount of work derivable from a chemical reaction is a quantity which we may designate as the reversible work, and which is equal to the decrease in the free energy of the system plus the change in the pressure-volume product. In the form of an equation this is: WR = -▲F + ▲(PV).

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© 1930 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated August 7, 1930. The authors wish to thank Professor S.J. Bates for his careful reading of this paper, and for his valuable suggestions.


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