Isolated System Drawing

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Alison Trinh 1E
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Isolated System Drawing

Postby Alison Trinh 1E » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:43 pm

Can someone explain the isolated system drawing Dr. Lavelle drew in lecture? What does the cloud-like drawing surrounding the flask represent?

Robin Cadd 1D
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Re: Isolated System Drawing

Postby Robin Cadd 1D » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:09 am

Basically, an isolated system can't exchange matter or heat with its surroundings. The cloud-like drawing around the flask represents insulation, and it's meant to convey that heat isn't being exchanged with the surroundings.

Jamie Lee 1F
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Re: Isolated System Drawing

Postby Jamie Lee 1F » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:11 am

He was trying to draw a puffer jacket! Insulation prevents a system from transferring energy or matter with its surroundings. Some examples of an isolated system are a bomb calorimeter and a thermos container.

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Re: Isolated System Drawing

Postby Justin Quan 4I » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:24 pm

In an isolated system, the system cannot exchange matter nor energy with the surroundings. So basically an isolated system is usually sealed, rigid, and has thermally insulating walls such as a thermos container. The image below visually shows the difference between the three types of thermodynamic systems. Image


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