Let's Drive 'Driving Force' Out of Chemistry

Title:
Let's Drive 'Driving Force' Out of Chemistry
Authors:
Craig, Norman C.
Abstract:
"Driving force" is identified as a misleading concept in analyzing spontaneous change. Driving force wrongly suggests that Newtonian mechanics and determinism control and explain spontaneous processes. The usefulness of the competition of ΔH versus ΔS in discussing chemical change is also questioned. Entropy analyses—which consider the contributions to the total change in entropy—are advocated.
Citation:
Craig, Norman C. 2005. "Let's Drive 'Driving Force' Out of Chemistry." Journal of Chemical Education 82(6): 827.
Publisher:
American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education
DATE ISSUED:
2005
Department:
Chemistry
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1021/ed082p827
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/334050

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCraig, Norman C.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-10T14:13:04Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-10T14:13:04Z-
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifier.citationCraig, Norman C. 2005. "Let's Drive 'Driving Force' Out of Chemistry." Journal of Chemical Education 82(6): 827.en
dc.identifier.issn0021-9584en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/334050-
dc.description.abstract"Driving force" is identified as a misleading concept in analyzing spontaneous change. Driving force wrongly suggests that Newtonian mechanics and determinism control and explain spontaneous processes. The usefulness of the competition of ΔH versus ΔS in discussing chemical change is also questioned. Entropy analyses—which consider the contributions to the total change in entropy—are advocated.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Educationen
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/ed082p827en
dc.subject.departmentChemistryen
dc.titleLet's Drive 'Driving Force' Out of Chemistryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Chemical Educationen
dc.subject.keywordNatural productsen
dc.identifier.volume82en
dc.identifier.issue6en
dc.identifier.startpage827en
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