State Functions

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Victoria Liang 3L
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State Functions

Postby Victoria Liang 3L » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:00 pm

In the practice midterm of 2014 5C, the answers say that E is a path function, not a state function.
Why? I thought E was a state function.


Victoria Liang 3L
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Re: State Functions

Postby Victoria Liang 3L » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:36 pm

Thanks, I was a little confused because on the first page of thermochemistry in the course reader, it said E is a state function.

Sarah H Brown 1L
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Re: State Functions

Postby Sarah H Brown 1L » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:39 pm

Hm, forgive me if I am being obtuse here put on p 11 of the course reader it says state properties are U, P, V, T, Density, and Heat Capacity and that path functions are w and q. Where do you see E?

Victoria Liang 3L
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Re: State Functions

Postby Victoria Liang 3L » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:15 am

Sorry, I have an older course reader. Maybe it was a typo.


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