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Medical Term:

Hess law

Pronunciation: hes

Definition: the amount of heat generated by a reaction is the same whether the reaction takes place in one step or several steps; ?H values (and thus ?G values) are additive.

Synonym(s): law of constant heat summation

[Germain Henri Hess]

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