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On the use of thermodynamic methods to describe water relations in plants and soil

Roderick, Michael

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Both the existing theory as well as the measurements that have traditionally been used to describe the water relations of plants in thermodynamic terms are not consistent with standard thermodynamic theory. In this article, three main errors are identified: (1) the assumption that the internal energy of a system includes the gravitational potential energy, when it does not; (2) the assumption that water spontaneously moves along gradients of chemical potential, when the Gibbs theory predicts...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/89417
Source: Australian Journal of Plant Physiology

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