Q. 33

Identify the state functions and path functions out of the following :

enthalpy, entropy, heat, temperature, work, free energy.

Answer :

o The state functions do not depend on the path on which a process is carried out, but it is determined by the state of a system:


enthalpy, entropy, temperature and free energy.


o The path functions are the ones which do not depend on the initial and a final state of a system, rather depends on the path on which the process is carried out:


heat and work.


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