Differences between systems

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Omar Selim 1D
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Differences between systems

Postby Omar Selim 1D » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:47 am

I am still a little bit confused on the difference between a closed and isolated system. Could someone provide the definitions and explain the differences?

Elizabeth Harty 1A
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Re: Differences between systems

Postby Elizabeth Harty 1A » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:18 am

In closed system energy can be transferred and matter is constant but in isolated neither matter nor energy can be transferred. An example of a closed system is a sauce pan w/ lid. An example of an isolated is thermos.

CosetteBackus_4F
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Re: Differences between systems

Postby CosetteBackus_4F » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:12 pm

In a closed system, the energy of the system can be transferred to its surroundings. In an isolated system the energy of the system cannot be transferred to its surroundings (like insulated materials).

Michelle Song 1I
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Re: Differences between systems

Postby Michelle Song 1I » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:03 pm

In a closed system, energy is exchanged with its surroundings, but matter isn't, such as a sealed beaker of water. In an isolated system, nothing is exchanged with the surroundings, like the combustion of glucose in a bomb calorimeter.


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