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ability to do work and/or produce heat


forces over a given distance

potential energy

energy based on position or composition

kinetic energy

energy due to motion


measurement of the random motion of component of a substance


the flow of energy between 2 objects due to a temperature difference


the study of energy and heat changes


energy flows in (heat=reactant)


energy flows out (heat=product)


energy that flows with heat at a constant pressure

state functions

a property of the system that changes independently of its pathway

Spontanious process

one that occurs in nature without outside intervention. basically it happens by it self


a function we have invented to keep track of the natural tendency fot the components of the universe to become disordered.

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