Chemistry 9th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 6 - Thermochemistry - Questions - Page 285: 11


Path-dependent functions include distance traveled, amount of fuel used, and the duration of the trip. State functions for the plane trip include displacement and elevation.

Work Step by Step

Path-dependent functions are influenced or depend on the actions or processes that take place. Therefore, distance traveled, amount of fuel used, and duration of the trip all depend on the specific path or trail the plane follows. State functions do not depend on the processes that happen previous to the state. Therefore, displacement and elevation difference does not depend on the path the plane took only where the plane is.
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