# What is QV in chemistry?

Asked By: Bev Viceira | Last Updated: 27th January, 2020
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Re: Qv and Qp in delta U equations [ENDORSED]
q(v) is heat at constant volume and q(p) is heat at constant pressure. Think about the formula ΔU = q+w. ΔU is the change in internal energy of system.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what is the relationship between QP and QV?

qp vs. qv. I want to make sure that my understanding of heat at constant temperature versus constant pressure is correct. 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.

Subsequently, question is, what does Δhrxn mean? ΔHrxn, or the change in enthalpy of a reaction, has the same value of ΔH as in a thermochemical equation, but is in units of kJ/mol being that it is the enthalpy change per moles of any particular substance in the equation.

Also know, is QP a state function?

qp. Work is a state property as it is directly proportional to the object's distance moved against the opposing force and this distance depends on the path taken. Since deltaU = W + q, and work is a state function, it seems that the heat given off must be dependent on the path as well.

How do you define enthalpy?

Enthalpy is a thermodynamic property of a system. It is the sum of the internal energy added to the product of the pressure and volume of the system. It reflects the capacity to do non-mechanical work and the capacity to release heat. Enthalpy is denoted as H; specific enthalpy denoted as h.

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### What is Delta H?

In chemistry, the letter "H" represents the enthalpy of a system. Enthalpy refers to the sum of the internal energy of a system plus the product of the system's pressure and volume. The delta symbol is used to represent change. Therefore, delta H represents the change in enthalpy of a system in a reaction.

### What does Delta u mean?

Here Δ U Delta U ΔU is the change in internal energy U of the system. Q Q. Q is the net heat transferred into the system—that is, Q is the sum of all heat transfer into and out of the system. W W. W is the net work done on the system.

### What is QP equilibrium?

Re: KC/KP/QC/QP
Qc and Qp basically refers to molarity and partial pressure respectively, but instead of equilibrium, they refer to at some point in time of the reaction. It could be before, after, or even at the equilibrium depending on whether or not Q is equal to K.

### Which is not a state function?

Heat and work are not the state functions of the system. Heat and work, unlike temperature, pressure, and volume, are not intrinsic properties of a system. They have meaning only as they describe the transfer of energy into or out of a system.

### Is enthalpy change a state function?

Enthalpy is a state function because it depends only on two thermodynamic properties of the state the substance is at the moment (like temperature and pressure, or temperature and entropy, or any pair of other state functions). As a result, an enthalpy change is NOT a state function.

### Which concept does the first law of thermodynamics describe?

The First Law of Thermodynamics states that heat is a form of energy, and thermodynamic processes are therefore subject to the principle of conservation of energy. This means that heat energy cannot be created or destroyed.

### Why is HA state function and Q not?

So, in general, our system processes do not happen under such special conditions as perfect constant volume or perfect constant pressure, so in general, q is not a state function because the energy transferred depends on the path chosen.

### Is Delta SA state function?

Entropy is surely a state function which only depends on your start and end states, and the change in entropy between two states is defined by integrating infinitesimal change in entropy along a reversible path. But heat Q is not a state variable, the amount of heat gained or lost is path-dependent.

### Why Delta U is a state function?

It is a state function because it doesn't depend on the 'path taken' to make the change. It just depends on the initial and final states of the system, for example, if you supply 30 J heat to any system, and it loses 20 J, then its value is 10 J. So, it's a 'state' function and NOT a 'path' function.

### What is state function thermodynamics?

A state function is a property whose value does not depend on the path taken to reach that specific value. In contrast, functions that depend on the path from two values are call path functions. Both path and state functions are often encountered in thermodynamics.

### Is entropy positive or negative?

The reaction will occur, as in an exothermic reaction H is negative, and if the entropy increases, then S is positive, so: Total entropy change is positive, so reaction is feasible. The reaction can never occur, as H is positive and S is negative: The total entropy change is negative and so the reaction cannot occur.

### Is Melting positive or negative enthalpy?

When heat is added to a substance the change in enthalpy is positive. Above the melting point, because of the raised temperature, the changes in enthalpy and entropy combine to produce a negative change in the free energy for melting, so melting is spontaneous (favorable).

### How is enthalpy used in real life?

Refrigerator compressors and chemical hand warmers are both real-life examples of enthalpy. Both the vaporization of refrigerants in the compressor and the reaction to the iron oxidation in a hand warmer generate a change in heat content under constant pressure.

### Does gas have higher enthalpy?

The arrow to the right of the diagram demonstrates that these three phases have different enthalpies: gas has the highest enthalpy, liquid has an intermediate enthalpy, and solid has the lowest enthalpy. Hence, each of the phase transitions shown in this figure involves a change in the enthalpy of the substance.

### Why do we need enthalpy?

Enthalpy is important because it tells us how much heat (energy) is in a system. Heat is important because we can extract useful work from it. In terms of a chemical reaction, an enthalpy change tells us how much enthalpy was lost or gained, enthalpy meaning the heat energy of the system.

### Is Q the same as enthalpy?

q is the amount of heat transferred to a system whereas is used to describe the change in enthalpy. Enthalpy is the total potential energy of a system, which is associated with the heat transferred to/from a system (q).

### What is the difference between K and Q?

Re: Difference between Q and K.
The difference between K and Q is that, K is the constant of a certain reaction when it is in equilibrium, while Q is the quotient of activities of products and reactants at any stage of a reaction. Therefore, by comparing Q and K, we can determine the direction of a reaction.