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Old   May 22, 2008, 18:10
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I would like to know what the meaning of enthalpy is and its difference with sensible enthaply.

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Old   May 27, 2008, 21:17
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h = u + Pv

It is just a convenient energy bookkeeping tool for flowing media. The sensible enthalpy comes from the temperature increase or decrease, as opposed to chemical enthalpy which comes from a chemical reaction.
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