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Offline Ciubba

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qp vs. qv
« on: February 01, 2015, 07:57:14 PM »
I want to make sure that my understanding of heat at constant temperature versus constant pressure is correct.

As I understand it, enthalpy is "arbitrarily" defined as H=U+PV which means that ΔH=ΔU+ΔPV+PΔV+ΔPΔV

Internal energy is defined as U=q+w and work=-PΔV

Thus, at constant pressure: ΔUp=qp-PΔV; at constant volume: ΔUv=qv (work doesn't exist at constant volume) and, finally, at constant pressure: ΔH=ΔU+PΔV. This implies that H=qp.

Based on this, is it safe to say that ΔUp≠ΔUv and that qp+wp=qv? I'm also curious if it can be said that ΔHv=qv.

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Re: qp vs. qv
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 10:27:09 PM »
Looking back at this, it is obvious that qp+wp=qv. There is also a typo; it should say that ΔUv=ΔUp rather than ΔUv≠ΔUp

I'm still not sure if it's appropriate to say that ΔHv=qv.

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