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State Property Difference

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:45 pm
by Rhiannon Imbeah 2I
Hi,

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

Re: State Property Difference

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:19 pm
by Jordan Pace 2B
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.

Re: State Property Difference

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:14 pm
by Rhiannon Imbeah 2I
Thank you