Winter 2014 Midterm: Question 5C


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Winter 2014 Midterm: Question 5C

Postby AnkitaNair1E » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:23 pm

Question 5C asks you to classify whether G, S, H, s, q, and E are state functions or not. One thing I was curious about was why E (electric potential) is not a state function. Would someone mind telling me why?

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Re: Winter 2014 Midterm: Question 5C

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:54 pm

consider the answer linked below to why E is not a state function (and hence a path dependent function)

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