Recall: The internal energy E of a system is sum of kinetic and potential energies of all the particles present in the system. It is a state function, meaning its value depends only at the state (pressure, temperature, concentration, phase) of the system.
The diagram shows four states of a system, each with different internal energy, E.
Which of the states of the system has the greatest internal energy?
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