State property

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Madelyn Cearlock
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State property

Postby Madelyn Cearlock » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:21 pm

Can someone please explain what a state property is?

Meachelle_Lum_1I
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Re: State property

Postby Meachelle_Lum_1I » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:54 pm

Hi!
A state property is defined as not dependent on a path taken to obtain a certain state.
Think about the mountain example given in class. A person who takes a longer route will have done more work but will have climbed the same altitude at the end. Thus, work is not a state property because it changes based off the path taken, where as altitude is a state property because it does not depend on the path.
Hope this helps!

Sarah Fatkin 4I
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Re: State property

Postby Sarah Fatkin 4I » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:19 pm

Some more examples of state properties are energy, pressure, volume, temperature, density, and heat capacity. An example of something that is not state properties is work done. Hope this helps!

Gisselle Sainz 2F
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Re: State property

Postby Gisselle Sainz 2F » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:22 pm

Any variable that can be measured by subtracting the amount of its initial state from the amount of its final state


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