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Of course! a state property is a value that isn't affected by how the system arrived at that state. At equilibrium, enthalpy describe the state of the system without considering how it got there. In contrast, heat doesn't describe a system but is instead a value that shows how a system changes. It depends on a change or path.
Chantel_2I wrote:Could someone also explain why heat is not a state property? Thanks!
If it's heat given off under constant pressure, then it's basically enthalpy so yes, it would be a state property because the path DOES matter as you take into account what intermediate steps where needed to get to the final temperature. But if you're just talking about the overall heat being released in a reaction, it's not a state property.
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