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Exploring aqueous dispersions and recommendations, biopolymer gels, self-assembled amphiphillic buildings, and interfacial layers of biopolymers and organic cells, this lecture room reference provides a concise introductory remedy of the physicochemical ideas that verify interrelated colloidal and interfacial phenomena and their relevance to varied existence sciences—focusing on ideas that shape the foundation for realizing this habit.

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At first sight, this law of energy conservation seems to present good news: if the total amount of energy is kept constant why then should we be frugal in using it? The bad news is that all processes always go in a certain direction, a direction in which the energy that is available for performing work continuously decreases. This direction is described by the Second Law of thermodynamics. An evident example is that heat flows from a region of high temperature to a region of low temperature and never in the opposite direction.

16)]. 81) is the Gibbs–Duhem relation. It indicates the number of variables that can be independently varied for a system. At constant T and p, for a homogeneous system containing k components the chemical potentials of ðk À 1Þ components can be chosen at will. 11 THE GIBBS ADSORPTION EQUATION The Gibbs adsorption equation may be regarded as a two-dimensional Gibbs– Duhem relation. The derivation is analogous to that of the Gibbs–Duhem relation, but now using functions of state for the interface instead of for the bulk phase.

The H2 O molecule is composed of a relatively large O-atom to which two very small H-atoms are chemically linked. Hence, the H2 O molecule is nearly spherical, having a radius of almost 0:14 nm. Because of the positions of the electron-donating H-atoms relative to the electron-accepting O-atom, the Copyright © 2003 by Marcel Dekker, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1 Model of a water molecule showing the positive charges ðþqÞ on the hydrogen atoms and the negative charges ðÀqÞ on the oxygen-atom. The pole-center-pole angles are 105 30 .

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