Definition of Isothermal Reactions

isochoric/isometric:
isothermal:
isobaric:

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Alyssa_Hsu_2K
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Definition of Isothermal Reactions

Postby Alyssa_Hsu_2K » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:29 am

Suppose a reaction started out with T=290k. Then, it was heated to T=295K. Then, it was cooled back down to T=290K.
Would we still say this reaction overall is isothermal and thus delta U=0?

Bola_G_3H
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Re: Definition of Isothermal Reactions

Postby Bola_G_3H » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:33 am

The delta T of the system would be zero if you are calculating the entire process: 290 to 295 to 290. Delta T = 290-290. If no work is done by the system during the heating and cooling, then Delta U = 0.

Juanalv326
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Re: Definition of Isothermal Reactions

Postby Juanalv326 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:36 pm

Remember. Tfinal-Tinital, even though there are changes, ultimately you will go back down to the same temperature, so your response would become 0.


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