Adiabatic vs. Isolated

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Joshua Xian 1D
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Adiabatic vs. Isolated

Postby Joshua Xian 1D » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:02 am

Is the difference between adiabatic and isolated systems that adiabatic systems can have energy transferred as work while isolated systems can have no energy transfer at all?

Austin Ho 1E
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Re: Adiabatic vs. Isolated

Postby Austin Ho 1E » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:12 am

Yes, that's pretty much it.

Adiabatic systems cannot have any heat transfer, so ΔU = w always. For isolated systems, there can be no transfer of energy at all, so ΔU=0 always.

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Re: Adiabatic vs. Isolated

Postby Jessica_Singh_1J » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:35 pm

Yup- adiabatic systems have 0 heat transfer and isolated systems have 0 energy transfer at all.

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Re: Adiabatic vs. Isolated

Postby Annalise Eder 2L » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:32 pm

In an adiabatic system there is no transfer of heat while in an isolated system there is no contact with the surroundings and therefore no exchange of energy or matter.


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