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internal energy

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:17 pm
by Mallika Singh 1G
What exactly is the meaning of U being a state property?

Re: internal energy

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:22 pm
by Alexis Webb 2B
it only depends on the current state of the system not how that state was prepared.

Re: internal energy

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:50 pm
by Chantel_2I
We can find delta U by subtracting the Initial U from the final U. We simply look at the two states, not the process of getting from the initial to the final.

Re: internal energy

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:26 pm
by anjali41
A state property is not dependent on path taken to obtain that state. Additionally, state properties can be added and subtracted. This is all true for delta U.

Re: internal energy

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:11 pm
by Lauren Tanaka 1A
Since U is the internal energy it is a state property because it does not matter the final or initial conditions/the path the system took to get to these results.