Commonly Asked Questions in Thermodynamics by Marc J. Assael, William A. Wakeham, Anthony R. H. Goodwin,

By Marc J. Assael, William A. Wakeham, Anthony R. H. Goodwin, Stefan Will, Michael Stamatoudis

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This combination therefore has the property of a state function; it is called the enthalpy. 41 and we shall see later that the enthalpy is defi ned as H = U + pV . 7 Questions That Serve as Examples with Q and W. However, although this is often the case it is not always so and we need to consider these factors separately. First, we recognize that kinetic energy of the bulk material is a mode of energy storage additional to internal energy U and H is the potential energy. 47) ∆H = Q + W − ( E k,out − E k,in ) − ( E p,out − E p,in ).

To see this we consider reversible (frictionless) flow in a nozzle. 48 holds between any two positions 1 and 2 of the nozzle. Thus, ∆H = ∆U + ∆( pV ) = Q + W − ( E k ,2 − E k ,1 ) − ( E p,2 − E p,1 ). 49) If there is no heat transfer and no work done, the internal energy of the fluid remains the same. 50 is a constant. 51) ρ1 2 ρ2 2 where z represents vertical elevation in the direction of gravitational acceleration g and c is the fluid speed. 52) + gz1 + c12 = 2 + gz2 + c22 2 2 ρ ρ and 1 1 p1 + ρ gz1 + ρc12 = p2 + ρ gz2 + ρc22 .

We remind the reader now that Heat is the energy that is transferred between the system and its surroundings and is denoted by Q and Work is the energy of interaction between a system and its surroundings as a result of force acting. Thus, a piston compressing a gas, a rotating shaft, and an electric wire heated by a current within the system are all examples of work. 41. In the room, there is no heat transfer through the boundaries because it is thermally isolated and so Q = 0. The only work crossing the system boundary is the electrical work W el done by the electric current in the wire entering to move the compressor of the refrigerator, which must come from outside in the surroundings.

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