Examples of Isolated systems  [ENDORSED]

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Cerjay_Lugtu_3B
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Examples of Isolated systems

Postby Cerjay_Lugtu_3B » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:16 pm

In class and discussion we've talked a lot about examples of open and closed systems. I'm having some trouble finding isolated system examples. What are some more examples besides the ones we talked about in class?

Tiffany_Hoang_3C
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Re: Examples of Isolated systems  [ENDORSED]

Postby Tiffany_Hoang_3C » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:27 pm

An isolated system is one in which both matter and energy cannot exchange with the surroundings. Not sure if these were shared in your discussion, but some examples of isolated systems include a (very high quality) thermos bottle, a bomb calorimeter, and the universe.

Ruiz Samantha 2C
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Re: Examples of Isolated systems

Postby Ruiz Samantha 2C » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:11 am

Quick question, can closed system exchange heat or matter only?

Morgan Zapasnik 1N
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Re: Examples of Isolated systems

Postby Morgan Zapasnik 1N » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:20 pm

My understanding is that in a closed system, you can only have an exchange/transfer in energy (heat), but not in mass.


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