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ERIC Number: EJ829482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
An Introduction to the Onsager Reciprocal Relations
Monroe, Charles W.; Newman, John
Chemical Engineering Education, v41 n4 p233-238 Fall 2007
The Onsager reciprocal relations are essential to multicomponent transport theory. A discussion of the principles that should be used to derive flux laws for coupled diffusion is presented here. Fluctuation theory is employed to determine the reciprocal relation for transport coefficients that characterize coupled mass and heat transfer in binary ideal-gas mixtures. This example illustrates the statistical basis of reciprocal relations among macroscopic transport properties. (Contains 1 figure and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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