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Unformatted text preview: cha (dyc97) Homework 11 Sutcliffe (53770) 1 This printout should have 30 questions. Multiplechoice questions may continue on the next column or page find all choices before answering. 001 10.0 points The combustion of a certain amount of methane gives off 100 kJ of energy. Dur ing this process the amount of energy in the universe 1. The answer cannot be determined with out knowing the heat capacity of methane. 2. increases by 100 kJ. 3. decreases by 100 kJ. 4. does not increase or decrease. correct Explanation: The First Law of Thermodynamics states that the total amount of energy in the uni verse is constant. The energy change occurs in the system. 002 10.0 points How much total work is done when 6 . 3 of H 2 expands from 25 liters to 50 liters against a constant external pressure of 1 atm, then ex pands further from 50 to 100 liters against a constant external pressure of 0.1 atm? An swer in calories. Correct answer: 726. Explanation: w = P V w is not a state function. The pathway must be taken into consideration. Calculate w for each step. Step 1 : P = 1 atm V i = 25 L V f = 50 L V = 25 L w = ( 1 atm)(25 L) parenleftbigg 101 . 33 J atm L parenrightbigg parenleftbigg 1 cal 4 . 1867 J parenrightbigg = 605 . 0708 cal Step 2 : P = 0 . 1 atm V i = 50 L V f = 100 L V = 50 L w = (0 . 1 atm)(50 L) parenleftbigg 101 . 33 J atm L parenrightbigg parenleftbigg 1 cal 4 . 1867 J parenrightbigg = 121 . 0142 cal summationdisplay w = 605 . 0708 cal 121 . 0142 cal = 726 . 085 cal 003 10.0 points An ideal gas is allowed to expand isothermally from 2.00 liters at 5.00 atm to 5.00 liters at 2.00 atm against a vacuum ( i.e. , no outside pressure). Which of the quantities q , w , E , and H are zero for this process? 1. w , q , and E 2. w 3. w and E , 4. Some other combination 5. w , q , E , and H correct Explanation: P = 0 so w = P V = 0 . For isothermal expansion, T = const. There is no change in molecular kinetic en ergy or potential energy due to intermolecu lar attraction (which is zero for ideal gases). Therefore E = 0. E = q + w 0 = q + 0; q = 0 H = q = 0 Therefore w , q , E , and H all equal zero. 004 10.0 points cha (dyc97) Homework 11 Sutcliffe (53770) 2 Which of the following is true of a general thermodynamic state function? 1. The change in the value of a state func tion is always negative for a spontaneous re action. 2. The change of the value of a state func tion is independent of the path of a process. correct 3. The value of the state function remains constant. 4. The change in the value of the state func tion is always positive for endothermic pro cesses....
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course CH 301 taught by Professor Fakhreddine/lyon during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
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