## q and delta H

$\Delta U=q+w$

Labiba Sardar 2A
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### q and delta H

What's the difference between q and delta H? To elaborate, how do you know if a problem is talking about q vs a problem talking about delta H?

Mariana Fuentes 1L
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### Re: q and delta H

Can someone thoroughly explain it please?

Aman Sankineni 2L
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### Re: q and delta H

q is the amount of heat transferred to a system whereas is used to describe the change in enthalpy. Enthalpy is the total potential energy of a system, which is associated with the heat transferred to/from a system (q). However, at constant pressure which can make it difficult to see the difference between what the two values are. Hope this helped a bit!