(a)  Does the first law of thermodynamics violate the law of conservation of energy?

(b)  Write the limitations of the first law of thermodynamics.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 17th Apr, 2015, 09:56: AM

Expert Answer:

(a) No, it is in conformity with the law of conservation of energy.

(b) The limitations of the first law of thermodynamics are:

     (i) There is no indication available as regards the direction in which the change takes place.

     (ii) It does not give any idea about the extent to which the change takes place.

Answered by  | 17th Apr, 2015, 11:56: AM