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Grocery store managers contend that there is less total energy consumption in the summer if the...

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Grocery store managers contend that there is less total energy consumption in the summer if the store is kept at a low temperature. Make arguments to support or refute this claim, taking into account that there are numerous refrigerators and freezers in the store.

Thermal Equilibrium

Thermal equilibrium is a very important concept in thermodynamics. It is the condition when two systems connected via thermal pathways achieve the same temperatures due to zero net heat flow to and from the two systems.

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