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state functions

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:34 am
by Clara Cho 2K
Besides enthalpy, what other functions are considered state functions?

Re: state functions

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:51 am
by Anika Chakrabarti 1A
Some examples of state functions are energy, pressure, and temperature.

Re: state functions

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:34 am
by VPatankar_2L
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.

Re: state functions

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:42 am
by Rebekah Alfred 1J
These are all the state functions that Dr. Lavelle mentioned during lecture: energy, pressure, volume, temperature, density, and heat capacity.

Re: state functions

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:00 pm
by Kassidy Ford 1I
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.