Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074



Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

You are attending summer school and living in a very old dormitory. The day is oppressively hot. there is no air conditioner, and you can’t open the windows of your room. There is a refrigerator in the room, however. In a stroke of genius, you open the door of the refrigerator, and cool air cascades out. The relief does not last long, though. Soon the refrigerator motor and condenser begin to run, and not long thereafter the room is hotter than it was before. Why did the room warm up?

Interpretation Introduction


The reason for the room warms up even after the refrigerator is open and also refrigerator motor and condenser begins to run is to be identified.

Concept Introduction: heat flows spontaneously from a hot to a cold body


In a refrigerator, the cool reservoir is the inside of the refrigerator, and the warm reservoir is the room itself...

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