State a few statements for second law of thermodynamics.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 17th Apr, 2015, 04:46: PM

Expert Answer:

(i)  Kelvin-Planck statement :  No process is possible whose sole result is the absorption of heat from a reservoir and the complete conversion of heat into work.

(ii)  Clausius statement :  No process is possible whose sole result is the transfer of heat from a colder body to a hotter body. In other words, heat cannot by itself (i.e., without the performance of work by an external agency) pass from a cold to a hot body.

Answered by  | 17th Apr, 2015, 06:46: PM