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living plant

Postby Ekayana Sethi 2K » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:30 pm

Is a living plant an open, closed or isolated system? because a human being is. What about a dead plant?

Virpal Gill 1B
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Re: living plant

Postby Virpal Gill 1B » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:48 pm

A living plant is an open system because it needs to exchange mass and energy with its surroundings to stay alive.

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Re: living plant

Postby Rohan Chaudhari- 1K » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:08 pm

A dead plant does not transfer heat with its surroundings so it is not an open loop.

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Re: living plant

Postby Katelyn 2E » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:39 am

A living plant is an open system. Just think about it in terms of photosynthesis where it takes carbon dioxide from its surroundings to produce oxygen; thus there's a constant exchange/flow of mass and energy between the plant and its surroundings.

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Re: living plant

Postby Sohini Halder 1G » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:20 pm

It is exchanging both matter (ex. CO2, O2) AND energy (ex. heat), so it is an open system.


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