Perfect system

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Perfect system

Postby chloewinnett1L » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:31 am

How would we go about creating a "perfect system" or at least approximating one? What variables would we need to control? I'm a bit confused as to what this actually means. Are all isolated systems perfect? Sorry this is a lot of questions in one post.

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Re: Perfect system

Postby Nicolette_Canlian_2L » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:43 am

I'm not entirely sure, but I'm assuming since there aren't any external factors affecting the course of the reaction, there won't be any so-called errors in the experiment.

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Re: Perfect system

Postby Tarika Gujral 1K » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:23 am

A perfect system would involve no loss of energy to surroundings. This by definition is an isolated system, which though exists in theory, there is no completely isolated system in reality.

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Re: Perfect system

Postby Brian Chang 2H » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:28 am

It's impossible to create a perfect system, as this would mean that no energy is gained from or lost to the surroundings.

Take heat for example. Heat can be transferred through conduction, convection, and radiation.

A vacuum sealed flask can prevent the first two methods of transference, but radiation would still occur.

So, to answer your question. We can't make a perfect system (or at least not yet).

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