## Irreversible vs. Reversible Processes

isochoric/isometric: $\Delta V = 0$
isothermal: $\Delta T = 0$
isobaric: $\Delta P = 0$

Lily Guo 1D
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### Irreversible vs. Reversible Processes

Is the only difference between reversible and irreversible processes the fact that reversible processes are isothermal?

Samantha Joseph 1F
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### Re: Irreversible vs. Reversible Processes

And to find the work for reversible processes, you would use the equation w=-nRT*ln(Vfinal/Vinitial) whereas for irreversible processes, it would be w=-P*deltaV.

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### Re: Irreversible vs. Reversible Processes

Is it true that in irreversible processes, the pressure can be considered constant, and in a reversible process, the pressure is constantly changing so the pressure isn't constant??

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### Re: Irreversible vs. Reversible Processes

I think the pressure is changing for isothermal expansion of an ideal gas. That's only one type of reversible process, so it's not necessarily a rule.