## internal energy

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Naana Boateng 1I
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### internal energy

How do you find the change of internal energy?

Curtis Tam 1J
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### Re: internal energy

deltaU=q+w

Amanda Wu 2C
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### Re: internal energy

The change in internal energy of a system (Delta U) is the sum of the heat (q) added (q > 0) to or
removed (q < 0) from the system and the work (w) done on (w > 0) or by (w < 0) the system. In short, delta U = q + w.

Beza Ayalew 1I
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### Re: internal energy

Sorry this is a little off topic but does this make Internal energy, or the change in internal energy not a state function because both heat and work are not state functions?

Lisa Tang 1C
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### Re: internal energy

Internal energy still is considered a state function despite both heat and work being path-dependent. I believe that because internal energy is not path-dependent (and only state-dependent), it does not matter what combination of heat and work is present to sum to the internal energy.

Sirajbir Sodhi 2K
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### Re: internal energy

Internal energy is a state property because it is a property intrinsic to a system. And as said above, the value of internal energy is not dependent on how that value was reached -- it is path independent.

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