## Can a system exchange matter but not energy?

Ilan Shavolian 1K
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### Can a system exchange matter but not energy?

If it could, what would that classify as??

Diego Zavala 2I
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### Re: Can a system exchange matter but not energy?

I highly doubt this is possible because by exchange matter, one system would be losing the energy that is contained within the matter that was transferred

Emily Duggan 1F
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### Re: Can a system exchange matter but not energy?

I do not think this is possible because transferring matter even if there is no change in temperature is still exchanging energy. The opposite, exchanging energy but not matter is a closed system.

Lorie Seuylemezian-2K
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### Re: Can a system exchange matter but not energy?

I also think this is not possible because if a system exchanges matter the energy will also exchange. Therefore if a system is exchanging matter I think it always classified as a open system.

Kyle Sheu 1C
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### Re: Can a system exchange matter but not energy?

A fourth way to think about this is that, in some way, matter IS energy... think of the eq. E = mc^2