Isothermal meaning

isochoric/isometric:
isothermal:
isobaric:

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Harmony Becerra
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Isothermal meaning

Postby Harmony Becerra » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:43 pm

What exactly does it mean for a system to be isothermal? I think the prof mentioned something about the heat being the same? I am confused.

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Re: Isothermal meaning

Postby arif_latif_2G » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:51 pm

Isothermal means that the temperature stays the same, meaning to say, no heat energy can leave or enter the system.

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Re: Isothermal meaning

Postby Rosha Mamita 2H » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:59 pm

Isothermal means that a system stays at a constant temperature

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Re: Isothermal meaning

Postby 505211599 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:09 pm

Isothermal means that the temperature will remain constant.

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Re: Isothermal meaning

Postby 404975170 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:12 pm

ΔT = 0 so the ΔU = 0 ( for an ideal gas) but Q ≠ 0,
the opposite would be an adiabatic process, ΔT ≠ 0 but Q =0


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