State Functions in Thermochemistry


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What's a state function?

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1. Why is work a path function?

2. Which of the following is NOT a reason that state functions are important in chemistry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of state functions in thermochemistry. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include work and path functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Identify state functions
  • Identify why work is a path function
  • Importance of state functions in chemistry
  • Cooling a glass of water with ice

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related state functions in thermochemistry lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about path functions in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding state functions and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about state functions in thermochemistry, review the lesson State Functions in Thermochemistry which covers the following objectives:

  • Define state function
  • Define work
  • Identify state change and temperature
  • Energy and enthalpy