# Thread: Is Hell exothermic or endothermic?

1. ## Is Hell exothermic or endothermic?

The following is an actual question given on a
University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The
answer by one student was so &quot;profound&quot; that the
professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet,
which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of
enjoying it as well.

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or
endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs
using Boyle's Law (gas cools off when it expands and
heats up when it is compressed) or some variant. One
student, however, wrote the following:

&quot;First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is
changing in time. So we need to know the rate that
souls are moving into Hell and the rate they are
leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a
soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no
souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering
Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist
in the world today. Most of these religions state that
if you are not a member of their religion, you will go
to Hell. Since there is more than one of these
religions and since people do not belong to more than
one religion, we can project that all souls go to
Hell.

With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect
the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.
Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in
Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the
temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the
volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls

This gives two possibilities:
1) If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the
rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature
and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell
breaks loose.
2) If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the
increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and
pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me
by Teresa during my Freshman year, &quot;...that it will be
a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you&quot;, and take
into account the fact that I still have not succeeded
in having an affair with her, then #2 above cannot be
true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and
will not freeze over.&quot;

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY &quot;A&quot;.

rofl

3. ## Re:Is Hell exothermic or endothermic?

Have you seen this before?

Heaven is Hotter than Hell

I thought it was interesting.

he he ;D

5. ## Re:Is Hell exothermic or endothermic?

Ah, that one was in my engineering magazine a while back and I laughed all day over it... thank you Cloverm, I needed a good destresser.

[me=Lovechild]goes back to reading Multimedia Communictions - Applications, Networks, Protocols and Standards[/me]

6. ## Re:Is Hell exothermic or endothermic?

LOL thats pretty darn funny. Just a note to people though ... hell isn't actually a crazy party in a fire pit ruled by some super evil goatman .

7. ## Re:Is Hell exothermic or endothermic?

hell isn't actually a crazy party in a fire pit ruled by some super evil goatman .
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No hell is having to read the book I mentioned before... it's a very american textbook (american text book authors gets payed per page, where as danish authors gets payed for content - thus more pages and hot air in the american books, but they are the most current so we have to read them).

8. ## Re:Is Hell exothermic or endothermic?

hell isn't actually a crazy party in a fire pit ruled by some super evil goatman .
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No hell is having to read the book I mentioned before... it's a very american textbook (american text book authors gets payed per page, where as danish authors gets payed for content - thus more pages and hot air in the american books, but they are the most current so we have to read them).
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You're just jealous because our textbooks are better than yours. ;D

9. ## Re:Is Hell exothermic or endothermic?

Firth, your avatar looks like 'Cement Mixing Man!'

10. ## Re:Is Hell exothermic or endothermic?

Firth, your avatar looks like 'Cement Mixing Man!'
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Not anymore!

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