In existographies, David Hwang (24- AE) (c.1979- ACM) (SPE:36|66AE) (FET:35) (SNE:10) (CR:43) (LH:11) (TL:54|#190) is an American chemist and neurologist, noted for his 2001 “The Thermodynamics of Love”, wherein he describes the process of falling in love, in physico-chemical terms, on a reaction coordinate, one of the first to do so historically; his view is sometimes referred to as the "Hwang model", which can be compared to the Lange model (Lange, 1986), "Gates model" (Thims, 2014), or "Camus model" (Camus, 1942).
In 2001, Hwang, in his "Thermodynamics of Love", described the process of two people "falling in love", in respect to Gibbs energy and reaction coordinates, referring to a male M and female F, as "elements", and the bonded couple M-F as a "compound", using the following reaction notation:
albeit with the MF complex specifically shown with a "bond" dash (-), as "M-F", which is implicit human chemical bond theory.
Hwang model | Falling in love
Hwang, in his article, diagrams the process of "falling in love" as follows:
- David Hwang – Hmolpedia 2020.