enthalpy

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From Ancient Greek ἐνθάλπω (enthálpō, to warm in).

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enthalpy (countable and uncountable, plural enthalpies)

  1. (physics) In thermodynamics, a measure of the heat content of a chemical or physical system.
     H = U + p V , where H is enthalpy, U is internal energy, p is pressure, and V is volume.

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