Adiabatic vs Isothermal

isochoric/isometric:
isothermal:
isobaric:

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marinarosebrock
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Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Postby marinarosebrock » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:09 pm

If a system is adiabatic can it automatically be classified as isothermal? Will this classification affect our calculations in any way?

Laine Gruver 3C
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Re: Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Postby Laine Gruver 3C » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:27 pm

If I'm correct, an isothermal reaction means that the temperature remains constant, whereas an adiabatic process implies that no heat is exchanged between a system and its surroundings.

AndrewM2G
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Re: Adiabatic vs Isothermal

Postby AndrewM2G » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:03 pm

Based on that definition, an adiabatic process is by its very nature isothermal, as a process that involves no heat exchange would experience a constant temperature. I don't believe this would affect calculations, as the isothermal designation is the most common.


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