Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 15 - The Laws of Thermodynamics - Misconceptual Questions: 8

Answer

Choice D.

Work Step by Step

Leaving the refrigerator door open does not cool the room. Normally, the refrigerator removes heat from the inside compartment but dumps that heat, and more, into the kitchen via the warm condenser coils on the back or underneath. See Figure 15-16. The kitchen becomes warmer overall, not cooler, with the refrigerator door open.
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