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Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:42 pm
by Scott Chin_1E
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).

Re: Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:46 pm
by Matthew 1C
adiabatic means there is no heat transfer and isothermal means that the temperature stays constant

Re: Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:46 pm
by ZoeHahn1J
I believe adiabatic systems mean that no heat or matter is exchanged, only work, whereas isothermal is limited to heat.

Re: Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:49 pm
by AtreyiMitra2L
Adiabatic is when there is no transfer of heat. Iso thermal is when the change in internal energy is 0.

Re: Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:29 pm
by Gwyneth Huynh 1J
In adiabatic systems, q=0 whereas in isothermal reactions deltaT = 0.

Re: Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:42 pm
by Kyung_Jin_Kim_1H
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)