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# Problem: Based on the first law of thermodynamics, will ΔE consistently equal zero?A. Yes, since ΔE is not in reference to the internal energy of a system, which is influenced by heat and work B. Yes, since ΔE is in reference to the internal energy of a system, which is influenced by heat and work C. No, since ΔE is in reference to the internal energy of a system, which is influenced by heat and work D. No, since ΔE is not reference to the internal energy of a system, which is influenced by heat and work E. None of the above

###### FREE Expert Solution

We are being asked which of the statements are true regarding ΔE and the first law of thermodynamics.

The first law of thermodynamics, also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system.

The internal energy (ΔE or ΔU) of a system can be calculated from the heat and work of the system. The relationship between internal energy, heat, and work is shown in the following equation:

ΔE = internal energy, J
q = heat, J
w = work, J

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###### Problem Details

Based on the first law of thermodynamics, will ΔE consistently equal zero?

A. Yes, since ΔE is not in reference to the internal energy of a system, which is influenced by heat and work

B. Yes, since ΔE is in reference to the internal energy of a system, which is influenced by heat and work

C. No, since ΔE is in reference to the internal energy of a system, which is influenced by heat and work

D. No, since ΔE is not reference to the internal energy of a system, which is influenced by heat and work

E. None of the above

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