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The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington
Chemistry mid term. The answer was so “profound” that the professor shared it with colleagues,
Q) IS HELL EXOTHERMIC (GIVES OFF HEAT) OR ENDOTHERMIC (ABSORBS
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s law (gascools off when it expands and heats up when it is compressed), or somevariant. One student, however, wrote the following:
Ans.)First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we needto know the rate that souls are moving into Hell and the rate they areleaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul goes to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.
As for how many souls are entering Hell, let’s look at the differentreligions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state thatif you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there
are 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 as souls are added.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*. Of course, 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 Ms. Teresa Banyan during my Freshman year, “…that it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you”, and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having sexual relations with her, then #2 cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic, and will not freeze.
The student received the only ‘A’ given.
this was sent to me as an email…..thought should share it with u ppl.Opinions most welcome
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