What is the law of conservation of energy? How does it relate to energy exchanges between a thermodynamic system and its surroundings?
What is a state function? List some examples of state functions.
If energy flows out of a chemical system and into the surroundings, what is the sign of Esystem?
What is heat? Explain the difference between heat and temperature.
Explain how the sum of heat and work can be a state function, even though heat and work are themselves not state functions.
Explain how the high specific heat capacity of water can affect the weather in coastal regions.