Entropy Essay Topics

Thermodynamics Lab

Purpose: The purpose of this lab is to determine the identity of an unknown metal, and to prove whether the laws of thermodynamics hold when determining this identity. Using the accepted specific heat of water (4186 J/kg · oC), heat flow between two different sets of water though the conduction of an unknown metal can… View Article

Identify laws of motion thermodynamics

The first example is oscillating a pendulum, which is categorized in the law of motion due to the object remaining in that state unless an external force is applied. The second example stating cooling food and drinks in a refrigerator is categorized in the laws of Thermodynamics due to thermalization. The third example of using… View Article

Solution Calorimetry: Thermodynamics of Potassium Nitrate

A determination of thermodynamic variables of KNO3 is presented. KNO3 was heated and dissolved in varying volumes of distilled water. Upon dissolution, the KNO3 solution was removed from heat and the temperature was recorded once crystals formed. For each solution, ∆G the Ksp were found with the temperature and molarity values. ∆H and ∆S were… View Article

Big city vs small town

Matter and Energy Learning Objectives Understand the general concepts of matter and energy-why are these entities important to environmental scientists? Be able to define and give examples of the three laws governing matter and energy-how do these laws affect our understanding of matter/energy quantity and quality Be able to differentiate between potential and kinetic energy… View Article