Would someone help me through this question? I am confused as to what equations apply.
If A heat engine does 158,000 J of work and gives out 189,000 J of heat to the cold temperature reservoir. The hot and cold temperatures the engine operates at are 382°C and -20° C.
What would the ideal (Carnot) efficiency be? Also what would then be the actual efficiency?
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Ideal efficiency = 61.4% The actual efficiency is 45.5% solution Ideal Carnot efficiency is the maximum efficiency given... View the full answer