work and heat

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Areena H 2K
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work and heat

Postby Areena H 2K » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:45 pm

What's the reasoning behind why work and heat are not state functions?

Kate Osborne 1H
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Re: work and heat

Postby Kate Osborne 1H » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:07 pm

They both depend on the path that was taken to get to the initial state to the final state.

zfinn
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Re: work and heat

Postby zfinn » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:23 pm

work and heat are related to the path taken to the final state, not simply just the final state

TarynD_1I
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Re: work and heat

Postby TarynD_1I » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:42 pm

Work is not a state function because it depends on the path from the initial to final states of the reaction. Heat is not a state function because it depends on the paths of each individual state.


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