Thermodynamics Section 2 Quiz

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
At ProProfs Quizzes, our dedicated in-house team of experts takes pride in their work. With a sharp eye for detail, they meticulously review each quiz. This ensures that every quiz, taken by over 100 million users, meets our standards of accuracy, clarity, and engagement.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| Written by Candytastesgood
C
Candytastesgood
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 587
Questions: 10 | Attempts: 587

SettingsSettingsSettings
Thermodynamics Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Thermodynamic reactions play important roles in all of the following except...

    • A. 

      Car engines

    • B. 

      Refrigerators

    • C. 

      Hitting baseballs

    • D. 

      Cooking food

    Correct Answer
    C. Hitting baseballs
    Explanation
    Thermodynamic reactions play important roles in car engines, refrigerators, and cooking food. However, hitting baseballs does not involve any thermodynamic reactions.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    What is a calorimeter?

    • A. 

      A unit of calories per meter.

    • B. 

      An insulated device used to measure the amount of heat absorbed or released during a chemical or physical process.

    • C. 

      The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of pure water by one degree Celsius.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. An insulated device used to measure the amount of heat absorbed or released during a chemical or physical process.
    Explanation
    A calorimeter is an insulated device used to measure the amount of heat absorbed or released during a chemical or physical process. It is designed to prevent any heat exchange with the surroundings, allowing for accurate measurement of the heat involved in a reaction or process. This device is commonly used in scientific experiments to determine the energy content of substances or to study the heat transfer in various processes. The other options provided in the question do not accurately define a calorimeter.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    What is the formula for measuring quantity of heat?

    • A. 

      Q = c × m × ∆T

    • B. 

      ∆H rxn = H final - H initial

    • C. 

      PV = nRT

    • D. 

      F = ma

    Correct Answer
    A. Q = c × m × ∆T
    Explanation
    The formula q = c × m × ∆T is the correct answer for measuring the quantity of heat. This equation represents the heat transfer, where q is the amount of heat transferred, c is the specific heat capacity of the substance, m is the mass of the substance, and ∆T is the change in temperature. By multiplying these values together, we can calculate the quantity of heat transferred in a system.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Chemical reactions and physical changes that absorb energy from their surroundings are __________.

    • A. 

      Isothermic

    • B. 

      Exothermic

    • C. 

      Endothermic

    • D. 

      Mesothermic

    Correct Answer
    C. Endothermic
    Explanation
    Endothermic reactions and physical changes absorb energy from their surroundings. This means that they require an input of energy to occur. During an endothermic process, energy is taken in from the surroundings, causing a decrease in temperature. Examples of endothermic reactions include the evaporation of water and the reaction between baking soda and vinegar.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    The universe is defined as the system plus the surroundings. universe = system + surroundings

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the universe is composed of both the system and its surroundings. The system refers to the specific object or area being studied, while the surroundings encompass everything else outside of the system that can potentially interact with it. To fully understand and analyze a system, it is necessary to consider the influence of its surroundings. Therefore, the equation "universe = system + surroundings" accurately represents the relationship between these components.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    The heat content of a system at constant pressure is defined as the ___________.

    • A. 

      Entropy

    • B. 

      Heat

    • C. 

      Work

    • D. 

      Enthalpy

    Correct Answer
    D. Enthalpy
    Explanation
    Enthalpy is the correct answer because it is defined as the heat content of a system at constant pressure. It takes into account both the internal energy of the system and the work done on or by the system. Enthalpy is often used in thermodynamics to analyze and calculate heat transfer in chemical reactions and physical processes.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    What kind of energy transfers occurs during the heat-pack reaction?

    • A. 

      Heat from the reaction flows from the heat pack (system) to the cold hands (surroundings)

    • B. 

      Heat from the reaction flows from the heat pack (surroundings) to the cold hands (system)

    • C. 

      Heat from the reaction flows from the cold hands (surroundings) into the heat pack (system)

    • D. 

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Heat from the reaction flows from the heat pack (system) to the cold hands (surroundings)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Heat from the reaction flows from the heat pack (system) to the cold hands (surroundings)." This is because heat is transferred from a higher temperature region (the heat pack) to a lower temperature region (the cold hands), following the principle of heat transfer from hot to cold.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    For the reaction below, the enthalpy change is +624.7 kJ. How would you classify this reaction? SiO2(g) + 3C(s) → SiC(s) + 2CO(g)

    • A. 

      Endothermic reaction, heat is gained by the system

    • B. 

      Exothermic reaction, heat is lost from the system

    • C. 

      Endothermic reaction, heat is lost from the system

    • D. 

      Exothermic reaction, heat is gained by the system

    Correct Answer
    A. Endothermic reaction, heat is gained by the system
    Explanation
    The reaction is classified as an endothermic reaction because the enthalpy change is positive (+624.7 kJ). In an endothermic reaction, heat is gained by the system, meaning that energy is absorbed from the surroundings.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    Enthalpy changes for exothermic reactions are always positive.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Enthalpy changes for exothermic reactions are always negative. This is because in an exothermic reaction, heat is released to the surroundings, resulting in a decrease in the potential energy of the system. Therefore, the change in enthalpy, which is a measure of the heat transfer in a reaction, is negative.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    A 75.0-g sample of a metal is place in boiling water until its temperature is 100.0°C. A calorimeter contains 100.00 g of water at a temperature of 24.4°C. The metal sample is removed from the boiling water and immediately placed in water in the calorimeter. The final temperature of the metal and water in the calorimeter is 34.9°C. Assuming that the calorimeter provides perfect insulation, what is the specific heat of the metal?

    • A. 

      0.900 J/(g •°C)

    • B. 

      0.900 J

    • C. 

      1.11 J/(g •°C)

    • D. 

      1.68 J

    Correct Answer
    A. 0.900 J/(g •°C)
    Explanation
    The specific heat of a substance is the amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of that substance by 1 degree Celsius. In this question, we can use the principle of conservation of energy to determine the specific heat of the metal. The heat lost by the metal when it cools down is equal to the heat gained by the water in the calorimeter. By using the equation q = mcΔT, where q is the heat energy, m is the mass, c is the specific heat, and ΔT is the change in temperature, we can calculate the specific heat of the metal to be 0.900 J/(g •°C).

    Rate this question:

Back to Top Back to top
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.