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system A. The thermodynamic state of a system is defined by specifying a set of measurable properties sufficient so that all remaining properties are determined. Examples of properties: pressure, temperature, density, internal energy, enthalpy, and entropy. B. For engineering purposes we usually want gross, average, macroscopic properties (not what is happening to individual molecules and atoms) thus we consider substances as continua -the properties represent averages over small volumes. For example...

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I.P(Investigatory Project)

by the expanding gas. In the case of an ideal gas, the temperature does not change, and there is an increase in entropy. This is clearly a completely irreversible process. • A perfectly reversible, adiabatic expansion, where the work done during an infinitesimal change in volume dV is given by dW = −P dV. The temperature and pressure both change, but there is no change in entropy, since the process is reversible. The apparatus you will use clearly will give rise to an expansion that is somewhere ...

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The application of Thermodynamics In Industry

heat which can be so used. In order to approach the Carnot efficiency, the processes involved in the heat engine cycle must be reversible and involve no change in entropy. This means that the Carnot cycle is an idealization, since no real engine processes are reversible and all real physical processes involve some increase in entropy. The Carnot cycle play an important role in industry. Most of them are piston (moving piston). b) The Second Law Of Thermodynamics in industry . The laws...

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Kinetic Theory

solid body in constant succession it causes what is called pressure of air and other gases.”[11] In 1871, Ludwig Boltzmann generalized Maxwell's achievement and formulated the Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution. Also the logarithmic connection between entropy and probability was first stated by him. In the beginning of twentieth century, however, atoms were considered by many physicists to be purely hypothetical constructs, rather than real objects. An important turning point was Albert Einstein's (1905)[12]...

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Midterm 1 Notes

molecule will have higher velocity * Laws of thermodynamics * Objects in contact tend to reach the same temperature * Energy is conserved * Extracting useful energy from heat required a temperature difference * The entropy of the Universe is always increasing Chapter 3 * Weight is the force of gravity acting on mass * The force of gravity obeys an inverse square law * Weightlessness = continuous falling * LEO = 8km/s and orbits Earth in 1.5h * Geosynchronous...

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Gas Laws

category of this study. Increasing Energy and Entropy Another big idea in thermodynamics is the concept of energy that changes the freedom of molecules. For example, when you change the state of a system solid, liquid, gas the atoms and/or molecules have different arrangements and degrees of freedom to move. That increase in freedom is called entropy. Atoms are able to move around more and there is more activity. That increase in freedom is an increase in entropy. The second law of thermodynamics can...

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Thermodynamic Variables of KNO3

variables that stand prominent: ∆G, ∆H, and ∆S. ∆G represents the amount of free energy of a system, which is ideally minimized and less than zero for spontaneous reactions. ∆H is the enthalpy or the total measure of the energy of a system. ∆S is the entropy and represents the amount of disorder found in a system. These thermodynamics variables are related through the equation ∆G=∆H-T∆S. A solution of KNO3 and water is created and allowed to cool until crystals are first observed, which is when the...

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What Is There to Know About Chemistry?

behind in the spontaneous changes of the above situations ? | Attainment of low energy state | | Endothermic heat flowIncrease in entropy | | Exothermic heat flow | Entropy- degree of disorderliness The rationale of an spontaneous change are a. Attainment of low energy state b. Attainment of high entropy Scientific Measurement – numerical description of properties and changes using numbers. PARAMETERS | METRIC | ENGLISH | Length...

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Kelvi Plank and Clausius Statement Equivalence

curve from the lower left to upper right on a T-s diagram. A constant pressure process is called an isobaric process and this type of process occurs in the combustor of a gas turbine engine. During an isentropic process there is no change in the entropy of the system and the process is reversible. An isentropic process appears as a vertical line on a T-s diagram. The area under a process curve on a T-s diagram is related to the amount of heat transferred to the gas....

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Harnessing Solar Energy

of thermodynamics says that systems always tend to be in states of greater disorder. As disorder in the universe increases, the energy is transformed into less usable forms. The third law of thermodynamics is usually stated as a definition: the entropy of a perfect crystal of an element at the absolute zero of temperature is zero. Thermodynamics apply to photosynthesis by plants transforming sunlight energy into food – this is an example of the first law. During the process of photosynthesis plants...

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