Internal energy change, when a system goes from state A and B is 40 kJ mole^-1. If the system goes from A and B by a reversible path and returns to state A by an irreversible path, what would be the net change in internal energy?
(a) 40 kJ
(b) Greater than 40 kJ
(c) Later than 40 kJ
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Question is taken from Thermal Equilibrium topic in portion Kinetic Theory of Gases of Engineering Physics I