Chemical Thermodynamics in the Real World
Opening section of the four-page article reprint of American chemical engineer and physical chemist Frederick Rossini's 29 March 1971 “Chemical Thermodynamics in the Real World” Priestley Medal Address, from the Journal of Chemical & Engineering News, wherein he explains how applies chemical thermodynamics to explain freedom and security of people in society, aka the Rossini hypothesis. [1]
In hmolscience, Rossini hypothesis refers to postulate, proposal, supposition, and or reality view, depending on one’s disposition, that chemical thermodynamics applies to governance of freedom and security in social systems, determined by a balance between entropy and enthalpy differentials, respectively.

The Rossini hypothesis was introduced in 1971 by American physical chemist and chemical thermodynamicist Frederick Rossini at the end of his Priestly Medal address “Chemical Thermodynamics in the Real World”. [1]

In 2006, American chemist Harold Leonard sent a letter, entitled “Chemical Thermodynamics in the Real World”, to the Journal of Chemical Education, in which he made the suggestion that Rossini’s chemical thermodynamics views freedom and security might help the world leaders better understand terrorism in the post 9/11 world. [2]

In response, and opposition, to this proposal, American creationist physical chemist John Wojcik, sent in a response letter stating that he viewed this to be a “dangerous” – a word he used four times – proposal and should not be pursued. [3] This launched the so-called “Rossini debate”.

The term “Rossini hypothesis” was used in 2014, by American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims, during his "Top 20 YouTube Atheism Channels" countdown, as a quick video presentation term to describe Rossini’s proposal and its social system reforming ramifications. (ΡΊ)

1. Rossini, Frederick D. (1971). "Chemical Thermodynamics in the Real World", Priestley Medal Address, in: Chemical & Engineering News, April 5, 49 (14): 50-53, American Chemical Society.
2. Leonard, Harold, E. (2006). “Chemical Thermodynamics in the Real World.” (PDF) Letters, Journal of Chemical Education, (83) 39, Jan, No. 1. pg. 39.
3. Wójcik, John F. (2006). ‘A Response to Chemical Thermodynamics in the Real World.’ (PDF) J. Chem. Educ. (83) 39.

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