adiabatic process

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adiabatic process

Postby Abigail Volk 1F » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:12 am

Because t cannot equal 0, but Q=0 is an adiabatic process always occurring in a closed system?

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Re: adiabatic process

Postby Danah Albaaj 1I » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:54 am

Well, because both open and closed systems are capable of exchanging energy with their surroundings this means either one could have an adiabatic process. Heat is a form of energy, as long as the system has the capability to exchange energy, it will also have the possibility of being an adiabatic process.

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Re: adiabatic process

Postby Ryan Sydney Beyer 2B » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:05 am

In an adiabatic process it means that there is no net heat flow in or out of the system. You can change the pressure and this will result in a change in volume. This is why the adiabatic process line on a PV diagram is the shape it takes because the temperature does not change since there is no net heat flow.

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Re: adiabatic process

Postby siannehazel1B » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:37 am

Both open and closed systems can have adiabatic processes since heat is another form of energy (first law) and energy can be exchanged through both kinds of systems.

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Re: adiabatic process

Postby Akash_Kapoor_1L » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:38 pm

What kind of questions would we get asked on the final about adiabatic processes, would they all just be conceptual? Will the topic be on the final?

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Re: adiabatic process

Postby 804899546 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:12 pm

It could be either conceptual, such as just describing what it means, or he could make integrate it into an actual problem to test if we really understand what it entails. Question 5 dealt with an adiabatic process in a problem, so I'd say it's definitely fair game for the final.


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