isochoric/isometric: $\Delta V = 0$
isothermal: $\Delta T = 0$
isobaric: $\Delta P = 0$

Giselle Littleton 1F
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Does an adiabatic affect how much energy a reaction gives off?

Jessica Booth 2F
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Adiabatic mean that $\Delta Q = 0$, so a reaction can still absorb or release energy if work is done on the system or the system does work.

Joowon Seo 3A
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Adiabatic means that energy cannot be absorbed or ejected as heat so the system must do work or work must be done on a system in order to absorb or release energy.

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If we apply this fact to the $\Delta U = q + w$ equation, we find that $\Delta U = w$ when adiabatic