Chapter 2  Section B  NonNumerical Solutions
2.3
Equation (2.2) is here written:
U
t
+
E
P
+
E
K
=
Q
+
W
(
a
) In this equation
W
does not include work done by the force of gravity on the system. This is
accounted for by the
E
K
term. Thus,
W
=
0.
(
b
) Since the elevation of the egg decreases, sign(
E
P
) is (
−
).
(
c
) The egg is at rest both in its initial and final states; whence
E
K
=
0.
(
d
) Assuming the egg does not get scrambled, its internal energy does not change; thus
U
t
=
0.
(
e
) The given equation, with
U
t
=
E
K
=
W
=
0, shows that sign(Q) is (
−
). A detailed exam
ination of the process indicates that the kinetic energy of the egg just before it strikes the surface
appears instantly as internal energy of the egg, thus raising its temperature. Heat transfer
to
the
surroundings then returns the internal energy of the egg to its initial value.
2.6
If the refrigerator is entirely contained within the kitchen, then the electrical energy entering the re
frigerator must inevitably appear in the kitchen. The only mechanism is by heat transfer (from the
condenser of the refrigerator, usually located behind the unit or in its walls). This raises, rather than
lowers, the temperature of the kitchen. The only way to make the refrigerator double as an air condi
tioner is to place the condenser of the refrigerator outside the kitchen (outdoors).
2.7
According to the phase rule [Eq. (2.7)],
F
=
2
−
π
+
N
. According to the laboratory report a pure
material (
N
=
1) is in 4phase (
π
=
4) equilibrium. If this is true, then
F
=
2
−
4
+
1
= −
1. This is
not possible; the claim is invalid.
2.8
The phase rule [Eq. (2.7)] yields:
F
=
2
−
π
+
N
=
2
−
2
+
2
=
2. Specification of
T
and
P
fixes the
intensive state, and thus the phase compositions, of the system. Since the liquid phase is pure species
1, addition of species 2 to the system increases its amount in the vapor phase. If the composition of
the vapor phase is to be unchanged, some of species 1 must evaporate from the liquid phase, thus
decreasing
the moles of liquid present.
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 Spring '10
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 Thermodynamics, Energy, Heat Transfer, TW

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