A method is presented by which the product composition and temperature of constant pressure combustion reactions can be calculated for non equilibrium conditions, by constraining the products free energy and entropy. The calculations for a hydrogen/ oxygen system are compared with chemical kinetic predictions. From the calculated compositions the relationship between free energy and extent of reaction are derived and thence how the individual product mole fractions vary with extent of reaction. The application of these techniques to modelling combustion chemistry is discussed.

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