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Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists$
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Dennis Sherwood and Paul Dalby

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198782957

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198782957.001.0001

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Clausius, Kelvin, Planck, Carathéodory and Carnot

Clausius, Kelvin, Planck, Carathéodory and Carnot

(p.303) 10 Clausius, Kelvin, Planck, Carathéodory and Carnot
Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists

Dennis Sherwood

Paul Dalby

Oxford University Press

A chapter that draws together, and compares and contrasts, the principal alternative formulations of the Second Law – The Clausius statement, the Kelvin-Planck statement, the Carathéodory statement, and the Carnot cycle. This includes a discussion of heat engines and heat pumps, and of the efficiency of devices that transform heat into work.

Keywords:   heat engines, heat pumps, efficiency, irreversibility, Clausius statement, Kelvin-Planck statement, Carathéodory statement, Carnot engine

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