state functions

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Clara Cho 2K
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state functions

Postby Clara Cho 2K » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:34 am

Besides enthalpy, what other functions are considered state functions?

Anika Chakrabarti 1A
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Re: state functions

Postby Anika Chakrabarti 1A » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:51 am

Some examples of state functions are energy, pressure, and temperature.

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Re: state functions

Postby VPatankar_2L » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:34 am

Mass, volume, and density are also state functions. As state property is not dependent on the path taken to obtain that state, it is only dependent on its current state.

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Re: state functions

Postby Rebekah Alfred 1J » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:42 am

These are all the state functions that Dr. Lavelle mentioned during lecture: energy, pressure, volume, temperature, density, and heat capacity.

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Re: state functions

Postby Kassidy Ford 1I » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:00 pm

A state function, like the ones mentioned above, describe the current state of the system regardless of how the system arrived at that state. So temperature is a state function while heat is not.


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