Adiabatic vs Isothermal

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Scott Chin_1E
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Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Postby Scott Chin_1E » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:42 pm

What is the difference between an adiabatic system and an isothermal system? I know isothermal means that no heat is flowing in or out of the system (the system is isolated/insulated).

Matthew 1C
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Re: Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Postby Matthew 1C » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:46 pm

adiabatic means there is no heat transfer and isothermal means that the temperature stays constant

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Re: Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Postby ZoeHahn1J » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:46 pm

I believe adiabatic systems mean that no heat or matter is exchanged, only work, whereas isothermal is limited to heat.

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Re: Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:49 pm

Adiabatic is when there is no transfer of heat. Iso thermal is when the change in internal energy is 0.

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Re: Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Postby Gwyneth Huynh 1J » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:29 pm

In adiabatic systems, q=0 whereas in isothermal reactions deltaT = 0.

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Re: Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Postby Kyung_Jin_Kim_1H » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:42 pm

Adiabatic: heat does not leave or enter system. This means that energy released as heat will not leave the system, but be used up as work (ex. gas expansion against a piston).

Isothermal: change in temperature (heat =/= temperature) is 0. This means that heat, or q, will be 0 (q=mCdeltaT)


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