Change in Enthalpy

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Eric Quach 1C
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Change in Enthalpy

Postby Eric Quach 1C » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:42 pm

Is the change in enthalpy from water as a liquid to gas positive and negative? Why?

Tuong-Minh Tran 1C
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Re: Change in Enthalpy

Postby Tuong-Minh Tran 1C » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:57 pm

The enthalpy of water from liquid to gas is positive. Enthalpy is defined as the internal energy of a substance. In order for water to turn from a liquid to a gas, energy must be added into the system in order to excite the molecules enough to change from a liquid state to a gas state.

LedaKnowles2E
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Re: Change in Enthalpy

Postby LedaKnowles2E » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:25 pm

The change in enthalpy of liquid water to water vapor is positive because the phase change from liquid to vapor requires heat to be added to the water. Since heat was added to the water for it to become vapor, the vapor will have higher enthalpy than the water. The change in enthalpy is calculated as the enthalpy of the vapor minus the enthalpy of the water, so it will be a positive value.

Lorena Zhang 4E
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Re: Change in Enthalpy

Postby Lorena Zhang 4E » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:47 pm

The change in enthalpy would be positive in this case because in order to have the liquid water change phase into vapor, the process requires heat. The final enthalpy minus initial would generate a positive change of enthalpy.


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