State Property Difference

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Rhiannon Imbeah 2I
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State Property Difference

Postby Rhiannon Imbeah 2I » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:45 pm

Hi,

Can someone clarify the reason why temperature and pressure are state functions but work is not? Thank you.

Jordan Pace 2B
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Re: State Property Difference

Postby Jordan Pace 2B » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:19 pm

State functions, such as temperature and pressure, have values that do not depend on the path taken to reach that specific value. For state functions, you just need to know the final value and the initial value. Work is not a state function because it is dependent on the path used to go from the initial to the final state.

Rhiannon Imbeah 2I
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Re: State Property Difference

Postby Rhiannon Imbeah 2I » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:14 pm

Thank you


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