Irreversible vs. Reversible Processes

isochoric/isometric:
isothermal:
isobaric:

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Lily Guo 1D
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Irreversible vs. Reversible Processes

Postby Lily Guo 1D » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:22 pm

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

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Re: Irreversible vs. Reversible Processes

Postby Samantha Joseph 1F » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:52 pm

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.

Irma Ramos 2I
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Re: Irreversible vs. Reversible Processes

Postby Irma Ramos 2I » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:28 pm

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

Postby Isita Tripathi 2E » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:35 pm

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.


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