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isothermal reversible expansion

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:10 am
by Marni Kahn 1A
is the equation delta S=n*R*ln(v2/v1) only used when there has been an isothermal, reversible expansion reaction?

Re: isothermal reversible expansion

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:37 am
by Harry Zhang 1B
Yes, buy you are missing a T in your equation. The equation should be -nRTln(V2/V1)=Work of system.

Re: isothermal reversible expansion

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:02 am
by eduardomorales5
Yes, when the reaction is isothermal and reversible, you use that equation to calculate the change in entropy of the system.