Heat transfer to a liquefied gas.


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Yu Chong 2H
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Heat transfer to a liquefied gas.

Postby Yu Chong 2H » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:18 pm

A gas is liquefied in a container due to high pressure, why is there heat transferred if there is now a hole in the container and the pressurized liquid escapes as a gas?

Yeyang Zu 2J
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Re: Heat transfer to a liquefied gas.

Postby Yeyang Zu 2J » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:23 pm

I think it is because vaporization always happens with lost of energy of the liquid.

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Re: Heat transfer to a liquefied gas.

Postby Rachel Formaker 1E » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:01 pm

When the pressurized liquid escapes as a gas, it undergoes a phase change where it changes from liquid to gas.
Enthalpy of vaporization is always positive, meaning that heat is required to change the phase from liquid to gas. So heat is absorbed by the liquid as it changes into the gas phase while it escapes the pressurized container.


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