Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 18 - Think and Explain: 61

Answer

No, this would not work.

Work Step by Step

Normally, the refrigerator takes heat from its enclosed interior and moves it to its exterior, outside the cool food compartment. In the scenario described, the heat ultimately stays within the kitchen, which won't cool off. In fact, overall the kitchen is even hotter, because the running refrigerator motor adds even more heat into the kitchen.
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