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Jose Torres
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Postby Jose Torres » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:54 pm

When we know that q=-q in heat transfer, does this mean it has reached equilibrium?

Toru Fiberesima 1L
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Re: q=-q

Postby Toru Fiberesima 1L » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:10 pm

no heat is transferred between two objects in thermal equilibrium

Brian Chhoy 4I
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Re: q=-q

Postby Brian Chhoy 4I » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:05 am

Heat flows from hot to cold and because the temperature of the two are now the same and will remain constant, heat will not be transferred between them

Michael Novelo 4G
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Re: q=-q

Postby Michael Novelo 4G » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:39 pm

no it simply means heat of the system has been released to its surroundings and should equal one another.

Cecilia Jardon 1I
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Re: q=-q

Postby Cecilia Jardon 1I » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:52 pm

This equation is just saying that the heat that is released by the system is equal to the negative amount of heat absorbed by the surroundings.

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