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Isothermal and reversible

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:16 pm
by Celine Hoh 2L
Doe isothermal expansion ALWAYS mean reversible expansion?
Or is it possible to have isothermal, irreversible expansion as well?

Re: Isothermal and reversible

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:20 pm
by Maddy Mackenzie
In one of the homework questions, sixth edition question 9.47, part b describes an isothermal, irreversible free expansion so from that I would assume that these reactions are possible.

Re: Isothermal and reversible

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:54 am
by katherinemurk 2B
One of the TA's in the review session said it is possible to have a irreversible isothermal expansion but we do not need to worry about in this class.