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Jorja De Jesus 2C
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Postby Jorja De Jesus 2C » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:19 pm

Since work is the opposing force x distance moved what can it affect? What is work not applicable to?

Maria Poblete 2C
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Re: Work

Postby Maria Poblete 2C » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:28 pm

I'm not sure if I'm answering your question entirely but work is energy leaving or entering a system. Because of this, work done can affect the amount of available energy in a system.

Tyler Angtuaco 1G
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Re: Work

Postby Tyler Angtuaco 1G » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:32 pm

Work is applicable to everything, but not everything in this course requires you to calculate it. A good majority of thermochemistry will revolve around enthalpy, change in enthalpy, and other concepts of energy change. You won't need to calculate work with the formula force times distance.

Matt F
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Re: Work

Postby Matt F » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:48 pm

Something also of note is that work is not a state property, meaning that it depends the "path" taken to obtain it. It cannot be added or subtracted like other properties such as enthalpy or pressure.

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