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This was sent to me and may, or may not be true. It is entertaining,

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington
Chemistry mid term The answer by one student was "so profound" 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)
One student wrote the following answer:

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 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 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 are added This gives two

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 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>

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Direct experience in the stated enviroment should yield the most accurace set of answers. :\

That said; I prefer to leave the answers blank, rather than to make wild guesses. :}
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