Enthalpy-entropy compensation (EEC) has a definite physical sense. Here, we review EEC from a new standpoint, using the notion of correlation. The latter has two basic meanings: (a) 'A' is correlated to 'B' means 'A' results from 'B' or vice versa; (b) this same means there is some real, but hidden 'C' in connection to both 'A' and 'B'). In accordance with the interpretation (b), we try rationalizing EEC in terms of hidden, but physically real factors. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Chemical Physics Letters|
|State||Published - Jun 2012|
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: B.N. would like to acknowledge financial support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.