Thermal Equilibrium: Definition, Formula & Example


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Which of the following examples describes a system in thermal equilibrium?

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1. By what mechanism do two objects of different temperatures reach thermal equilibrium?

2. What can we say about the value of the Helmholtz Free Energy for a system in thermodynamic equilibrium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your ability to recognize the state of thermal equilibrium will be assessed in this quiz/worksheet combination. You will be asked how two objects achieve thermal equilibrium and to explain and calculate the Helmholtz Free Energy equation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will check your understanding of:

  • Thermal equilibrium
  • How objects achieve thermal equilibrium
  • The Helmholtz Free Energy
  • How to calculate the value of the Helmoltz Free Energy

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve the value of the Helmholtz Free Energy practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding molecular movement and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define thermal equilibrium, thermodynamic potential, and Helmholtz Free Energy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding thermal equilibrium

Additional Learning

Learn more about this subject in the interactive lesson, Thermal Equilibrium: Definition, Formula & Example. This lesson covers:

  • Defining thermal equilibrium
  • Explaining the mechanism of thermal equilibrium
  • Equation for Helmholtz Free Energy