# Is Q and Delta H the same?

## Is Q and Delta H the same?

Q is the energy transfer due to thermal reactions such as heating water, cooking, etc. anywhere where there is a heat transfer. You can say that Q (Heat) is energy in transit. Enthalpy (Delta H), on the other hand, is the state of the system, the total heat content.

### What does ∆ s mean?

∆S is the change in entropy (disorder) from reactants to products. R is the gas constant (always positive) T is the absolute temperature (Kelvin, always positive) What it means: If ∆H is negative, this means that the reaction gives off heat from reactants to products.

Is Delta H solution positive or negative?

Enthalpy (heat) of solution can be determined in the laboratory by measuring the temperature change of the solvent when solute is added. ΔH is negative if energy (heat) is released (exothermic). ΔH is positive if energy (heat) is absorbed (endothermic).

What does a negative delta s mean?

A negative delta S would mean that the products have a lower entropy than the reactants, which is not spontaneous by itself.

## What does negative entropy mean?

Entropy is the amount of disorder in a system. Negative entropy means that something is becoming less disordered. In order for something to become less disordered, energy must be used. The second law of thermodynamics states that the world as a whole is always in a state of positive entropy.