## q vs. delta H

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### q vs. delta H

What is the difference between q and delta H? What are the units?

Brian_Ho_2B
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### Re: q vs. delta H

q is the transfer of heat (thermal energy specifically) and delta H is change in enthalpy, which is equal to change in the system's internal energy added to internal pressure times change in volume. The full equation for delta H = w + q + P*delta Volume.
If pressure is the same on the outside and inside and that no work is done on the system, then delta H = q. The units of both can be joules or kJ.
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Eileen Si 1G
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### Re: q vs. delta H

q is the amount of heat that is transferred into or out of a system and is measured in J (joules). delta H is the change in enthalpy of a system and is measured in kJ (or J) * mol-1.

Lauren Tanaka 1A
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### Re: q vs. delta H

The difference between q and ∆H is that q is the amount of energy transferred in or out of the system and ∆H is the total change in enthalpy of the system.

Micah3J
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### Re: q vs. delta H

Why in the notes are they referred to as equal then?
qp = delta H = n(Cp)(delta T)

Leila_4G
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### Re: q vs. delta H

And -q means heat out of the system and into the surroundings, right?

alicechien_4F
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### Re: q vs. delta H

Leila_4E wrote:And -q means heat out of the system and into the surroundings, right?

-Q means exothermic reaction, so the system loses heat while the surroundings gain heat, making it appear warmer.