The Laws of Thermodynamics


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The second law of thermodynamics states that:

I. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed

II. All free energy cannot be converted into usable energy

III. The entropy of a system increases over time

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1. Which of the following concepts best describes a chlorophyll molecule absorbing light and changing it into chemical energy?

2. The fact that energy can be neither created nor destroyed is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz-worksheet set will help you gauge your understanding of the laws of thermodynamics. Topics covered include the characteristics of the second law of thermodynamics and how the law of conservation of energy can be applied.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked about the following:

  • Characteristics of the second law of thermodynamics
  • Energy that is unavailable for use
  • Term for the energy of a moving object
  • Concept of 'energy can be neither created nor destroyed'

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the laws of thermodynamics
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main phrases based on provided definitions

Additional Learning

To learn more about the two fundamental laws in science, review the corresponding lesson titled The Laws of Thermodynamics. This lesson will help you:

  • Appreciate how the law of thermodynamics directly affects our lives
  • Understand what the first law involves and what it sometimes is called
  • Identify what the second law of thermodynamics states
  • Know how the second law can be applied to the workings of an automobile