Daniel Berthelot. Parte I. Contribución a la termodinámica

Translated title of the contribution: Daniel Berthelot. Part I. Contribution to thermodynamics

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Daniel Berthelot (1865-1927) did fundamental research on the conductivity of electrolyte solutions, thermodynamics, pyrometry, and photochemistry. In thermodynamics he proved that the limiting density of gases can be used to determine their atomic and molecular weights; he provided the first proof that the principle of corresponding states requires a third parameter and discovered several thermodynamic loci that could be used for this purpose. He improved the van der Waals equation of state by making the term a/v2 a function of the temperature and developed a new equation of state that may be considered the basis of the Redlich-Kwong equation of state.

Translated title of the contributionDaniel Berthelot. Part I. Contribution to thermodynamics
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)155-162
Number of pages8
JournalEducacion Quimica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Atomic weights
  • Corresponding states
  • Equation of state
  • Trouton's rule
  • Virial coefficient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Education


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