Josiah Willard Gibbs worked on the applications of thermodynamics, formulated phase rule

Josiah Willard Gibbs – deduced phase rule

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Biography & contributions


Josiah Willard Gibbs was born on February 11, 1839


Gibbs was an American scientist


He worked on the applications of thermodynamics


In 1880 He got Rumford Prize


In 1901 Gibbs received Copley Medal


He described thermodynamic equilibrium


Gibbs defined the concepts of enthalpy and free energy


He made a concept called Gibbs free energy


Gibbs also formulated the phase rule


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