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Reversible and isothermal

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:17 am
by Samantha Man 1L
Can someone explain what it means if a reaction is reversible and isothermal?

Re: Reversible and isothermal

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:02 am
by Brian Chhoy 4I
If a reaction is reversible, it just means that if either the external or the internal pressure are very close to equal and that if either of them is changed slightly, the volume of the container would change. Thus the change in pressure of the reaction is occurring in very small units as it approaches the volume that the container wants to be at equilibrium. Throughout all of this, the reaction is kept at a constant temperature to make sure that the change in pressure will only result in a change in the volume.

Re: Reversible and isothermal

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:28 pm
by michelle
In a reversible system, energy lost through doing work by the system will be replenished to the system through inputting heat. It is very efficient and slow. Reversible system usually is isothermal, which means no temperature change.