Definition of Nernst heat theorem in English:

Nernst heat theorem

(also Nernst's heat theorem, Nernst's theorem, Nernst theorem)


Chemistry Physics
  • A theorem in thermodynamics which states that the change in entropy accompanying a chemical reaction between pure crystalline solids tends to zero as the temperature at which it occurs tends to absolute zero.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From German Nernstsche Wärmetheorem.