Inquiry into Physics

8th Edition
ISBN: 9781337515863
Textbook Problem

The door of a refrigerator is left open. Assuming the refrigerator is in a closed room, will the air in the room eventually be cooled?

To determine

Will the air in the room cool down when the door of the refrigerator is left open in a closed room?


A refrigerator is similar to a heat pump, it takes the air inside the refrigerator and removes heat from it. This heat is released outside using a fan, generally behind the refrigerator.

Also, it is not possible to design a perfect refrigerator, as a re...

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