The First Law of Thermodynamics

  • Michael E. Starzak


The first law of thermodynamics is the law of conservation of energy; energy is neither created nor destroyed. It can occur in different forms such as thermal or electrical energy and can be converted between these forms. Since matter and energy are intra-convertible, matter itself might be considered an energy. For most situations, however, the energy converted from matter is negligible and is ignored.


Heat Capacity Internal Energy Molar Heat Capacity Glass Bulb Reversible Work 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryState University of New York BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

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