Can a system exchange matter but not energy?

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

Postby Ilan Shavolian 1K » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:12 pm

If it could, what would that classify as??

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

Postby Diego Zavala 2I » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:20 pm

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?

Postby Emily Duggan 1F » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:22 pm

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.

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Re: Can a system exchange matter but not energy?

Postby Lorie Seuylemezian-2K » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:52 pm

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.

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Re: Can a system exchange matter but not energy?

Postby Kyle Sheu 1C » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:29 am

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


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