Work function

In thermodynamics, work function, symbol A, from the German arbeit, meaning “work”, sometimes called the total work function or Helmholtz work function, is a synonym for Helmholtz free energy. [1]

References
1. (a) McSween, Harry Y, Richardson, Steven M., Uhle, Maria. (2003). Geochemistry: Pathways and Processes (pg. 45). Columbia University Press.
(b) Dogra, S. (1984). Physical Chemistry Through Problems (pg. 354). New Age International.
(c) Anon. (1998). “Article”, Competition Science Vision (pg. #), Volume 844.

Further reading
● Kaufman, Myron. (2002). Principles of Thermodynamics (work function, pg. 99). CRC Press.
● Narayanan, K.V. (2004). A Textbook of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (§6.2: Work Function (Helmholtz Free Energy, pgs. 189-). PHI Learning.

See also
Work function (solid state physics) – Wikipedia.

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