## Enthalpy vs. Heat

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Labiba Sardar 2A
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### Enthalpy vs. Heat

Can someone explain what the difference is between enthalpy and heat? I'm a little confused between the two.

Sarah Blake-2I
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### Re: Enthalpy vs. Heat

Heat is the transfer of energy that occurs with an increase in temperature. Enthalpy, however, is the change in heat at constant pressure. Enthalpy is also a state function. Both occur when there is work being done to the system.

Lauren Stack 1C
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### Re: Enthalpy vs. Heat

Heat is defined to be the transfer of energy due to a temperature difference. Enthalpy was defined to be the heat released or absorbed in chemical reactions and physical changes at a constant pressure.

PranaviKolla2B
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### Re: Enthalpy vs. Heat

Does anyone have any good videos explaining enthalpy and the related equations?

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### Re: Enthalpy vs. Heat

PranaviKolla2B wrote:Does anyone have any good videos explaining enthalpy and the related equations?

Ashley Wang 4G
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### Re: Enthalpy vs. Heat

To add onto the responses above, that is why when a reaction occurs under conditions of constant pressure, the heat given off/absorbed by the reaction is the change in enthalpy of the system.

lauraxie2e
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### Re: Enthalpy vs. Heat

Enthalpy is when pressure is held constant.