Chapter 6 - Thermodynamics_Part1

Chapter 6 - Thermodynamics_Part1 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY...

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GENERAL CHEMISTRY CHAPTER 6 – THERMODYNAMICS PAGE 1 OF 16 Chemistry = study of matter and energy Thermodynamics = the study of energy and its interconversions Energy = The capacity to supply heat or do work Work = a force acting over a distance Energy = Work = Force x Distance Energy can be exchanged between objects through collisions Kinetic energy = energy of motion or energy that is being transferred Thermal energy (heat) is kinetic Potential energy = energy that is stored in an object, or energy associated with the composition and position of the object Energy stored in the structure of a compound is potential Law of Conservation of Energy = 1 st Law of Thermodynamics = energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be converted from one form to another; the total energy of an isolated system is constant Total Energy = Potential Energy + Kinetic Energy Total Energy = E P + E KE
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GENERAL CHEMISTRY CHAPTER 6 – THERMODYNAMICS PAGE 2 OF 16 Units of Energy Joule (J) = the amount of energy needed to move a 1 kg mass a distance of 1 meter
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2011 for the course PHYS 4A 60865 taught by Professor L. oldewurtel during the Fall '09 term at Irvine Valley College.

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Chapter 6 - Thermodynamics_Part1 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY...

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