Answer to Question #5545 in Molecular Physics | Thermodynamics for cncrowell

Question #5545
In each cycle of a Carnot engine, 93 J of heat is absorbed from the high-temperature reservoir and 58 J is exhausted to the low-temperature reservoir. What is the efficiency of the engine?
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Expert's answer
2020-03-17T10:16:18-0400

The efficiency of the engine is defined to be:





where[i] W[/i]-is the work done by the system (energy exiting the system as work),

[i]Q[sub]H[/sub][/i] is the heat put into the system (heat energy entering the system),

[i]Q[sub]C [/sub][/i]is the heat exhausted to the low-temperature reservoir.


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