## Chemistry Question

> > > The following is an actual answer given to a
> > > question in a UCLA chemistry
> > > mid-term. The answer was so "profound" that the
> > > professor shared it with colleagues, which is 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:> > >> > >
> > >> > > 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,
> > > lets look at the different religions that exist in
> > > the world today. Some of these religions state that
> > > if 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 since 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 Andrea 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 had sexual relations with her, then,
> > > #2 cannot be true. Thus I am sure that Hell is
> > > exothermic and will not freeze.> > >> > >> > >
> > >> > >> > > The student received the only "A" given!
> > >> > >> >>