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hat does it mean when the heat for a process is reported with a negative sign?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

To determine the meaning of heat process having a negative sign.

Concept Introduction:

The law of thermodynamic consist of four laws, that gives the temperature, entropy and energy which are the fundamental qualities of physics, with the thermal equilibrium in a system of thermodynamic.

Explanation

According to the thermodynamics certain sign conventions are used having positives and negatives. When the problems of thermodynamic is solved two main steps are required and they are,

  • The system is defined along with the surroundings. The collection of object that is focused is known as the system and the surrounding interacts with the system.
  • Then the signs are identified with the positive and the negative signs.

When the system receives an energy or in other words when the energy gets in to a system, it has a positive sign...

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