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You've got it backwards, reversible expansion does more work. And will always do more work, this is because they tend to push against more external pressure and are slow processes. Reversible processes are also ideal situations where no energy is wasted. Irreversible expansion is spontaneous/ occurs faster. In irreversible processes not all the heat or energy is being converted to work (q=-w).
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