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state functions

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:47 pm
by Kim
out of:
∆G
∆Ssurr
∆Ssys
∆H
q
w

which are state functions?

Re: state functions

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:12 pm
by Claudette_Contr_3I
Delta H, Delta S (surrounding and system) and Delta G are all thermodynamic functions, therefore they are state functions that depend on current state.
Q and w are not state properties because they are path dependent.

Re: state functions

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:34 pm
by jeree pucan
state functions do not depend on the path, you only need to be concerned about the initial and final state