Efficiency of Carnot engine working between ice point and steam point would be

Carnot engine was first proposed by Leonard Carnot. It is a theoretical thermodynamic cycle. The cycle that is used for estimating the maximum efficiency of a heat engine during the conversion process of heat into work is known as Carnot engine.

The Carnot efficiency is defined as the theoretical maximum efficiency one obtains when the heat engine operates between the two temperatures.

Therefore, the efficiency of the Carnot engine between the two temperatures that is between the ice point and steam point is given as:

Temperature of source, T1= 100˚C = 373 K

Temperature of sink, T2= 0˚C= 273 K

Efficiency, \((\frac{373-273}{373})\times 100\) = 26.80%

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