Enthalpy

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Enthalpy

Postby 504939134 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:48 pm

Why is enthalpy only a state property? Why does the path towards that state not matter?

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Re: Enthalpy

Postby Jacey Yang 1F » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:58 pm

Enthalpy only depends on the initial and final values of heat in a reaction, not the path it takes to get to the current state.

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Re: Enthalpy

Postby Anna Heckler 2C » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:00 pm

Enthalpy is a state property because the "path" taken to get from the initial to final value is not important.

Hannah Pham
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Re: Enthalpy

Postby Hannah Pham » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:15 pm

Enthalpy is a state function because it only depends on initial and final values in the reaction. The path taken to get from the initial to final value does not matter.

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Re: Enthalpy

Postby 105311039 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:19 pm

It is because Enthalpy only depends on initial and final values which make the reaction a state function.

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Re: Enthalpy

Postby 205154661_Dis2J » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:02 am

Enthalpy is a state function because it only depends on initial and final values in the rxn; thus, the path doesn't matter.


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