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Molecules in Motion

  • Andreas Hofmann
Chapter

Abstract

We have already seen that physico-chemical processes do not always require a chemical reaction to proceed, such as for example when considering solutions or phase changes. Irreversible processes that arise from non-equilibrium conditions may also include the spatial translocation of objects and properties. In particular, one can observe the transfer of
  • matter

  • energy

  • any other property.

References

  1. Maxwell JC (1860a) Illustrations of the dynamical theory of gases. Part I. On the motions and collisions of perfectly elastic spheres. Philos Mag 19:19–32CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Maxwell JC (1860b) Illustrations of the dynamical theory of gases. Part II. On the process of diffusion of two or more kinds of moving particles among one another. Philos Mag 20:21–37CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Hofmann
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Eskitis InstituteGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural SciencesThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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