Question from test 1

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Mike Matthews 1D
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Question from test 1

Postby Mike Matthews 1D » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:16 pm

Hi, I still do not understand the following question from test 1: "Answer yes or no if heat is being transferred in the following processes, and justify your reasoning.
a. A tank of liquefied propane is punctured, emitting gaseous propane vapors.
b. A balloon filled with gas is expanded to a larger volume and lower pressure while maintaining the same temperature."
If someone could please explain in detail the answer to this question that would be awesome.

Cristina Sarmiento 1E
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Re: Question from test 1

Postby Cristina Sarmiento 1E » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:20 pm

a. Yes, there is a phase change occurring because liquefied propane was released as gaseous propane vapors.
b. Yes, the temperature remained constant, meaning the surroundings had to supplement heat to keep the temperature from changing.

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