Equation from Friday Lecture


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Yea Eun Lee 1H
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Equation from Friday Lecture

Postby Yea Eun Lee 1H » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:54 pm

Can someone explain why this equation is true? I'm having some difficulty understanding it.

change in U= qP + w= qP= change in H

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Re: Equation from Friday Lecture

Postby 504754253 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:10 pm

it is basically an explanation of how H and U are the same thing

Michelle Lee 2E
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Re: Equation from Friday Lecture

Postby Michelle Lee 2E » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:58 pm

Enthalpy itself, as we learned in our first lecture, is the amount of heat released or absorbed at a constant pressure. That in variable form is:
qP = change in H

The new equation we learned is change in U (internal energy) is:
change in U = qP + w

If there is no work done like when the reaction is at constant pressure (an open beaker or open test tube for example) or work is insignificant, then work (w) would equal 0.

So if w=0:
the equation now is: change in U = qP + 0 which is just: change in U = qP = change in H (from the top part about enthalpy)

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