Reversible vs irreversible

isochoric/isometric:
isothermal:
isobaric:

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Aidan Ryan 1B
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Reversible vs irreversible

Postby Aidan Ryan 1B » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:03 pm

What would a reversible rxn look like in real life vs an irreversible?

Edward Xie 2E
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Re: Reversible vs irreversible

Postby Edward Xie 2E » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:06 pm

A reversible reaction could be something like N2O4 ↔ 2NO2, while an irreversible reaction could be a combustion reaction.

Kirsty Star 2H
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Re: Reversible vs irreversible

Postby Kirsty Star 2H » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:38 pm

Lavelle said that reversible reactions are pretty much entirely theoretical, since it's pretty much not possible for all heat to be converted to work with nothing being lost to the surroundings. Most reactions are irreversible, especially biological reactions.

Mhun-Jeong Isaac Lee 1B
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Re: Reversible vs irreversible

Postby Mhun-Jeong Isaac Lee 1B » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:41 am

Adding onto the above responses, just remember that reversible does maximum work and is always at equilibrium. In this class, reversible will be pretty much synonymous to isothermal.

LeannaPhan14BDis1D
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Re: Reversible vs irreversible

Postby LeannaPhan14BDis1D » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:27 am

Reversible isn't that necessary to know since they're theoretical.

Abby-Hile-1F
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Re: Reversible vs irreversible

Postby Abby-Hile-1F » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:08 pm

How can you tell if a rxn is reversible or irreversible?


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