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Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:15 pm
what makes Enthalpy a state?
Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:19 pm
Enthalpy is a state because it does matter how it gets to the final value.
Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Enthalpy is a state function/property because its value is independent of how the sample was prepared. Instead, it's value is determined by its current state. In other words, a state property (enthalpy) is not dependent on the path taken to obtain that state.
Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:22 pm
Enthalpy depends on the initial and final values of the reaction. It does not take into account the path taken to arrive to such destination.