A question about refrigerators and energy

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The coefficient of performance of a refrigerator is 5.40. The compressor uses 30.0 J of energy per cycle.

a) How much heat energy is exhausted per cycle?
b) If the hot-reservoir temperature is 27.0C, what is the lowest possible temperature in C of the cold reservoir?

2. Relevant equations


QH = QC + Win

3. The attempt at a solution

solved part a) and found the energy to be 192 J

i keep on getting part b) wrong though and I ran out of chances to try.

please help!


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What is the COP (coefficient of performance) in terms of Qh, Qc, and/or W?

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