Adiabatic vs isothermal


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Adiabatic vs isothermal

Postby Sanjana Borle 2K » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:04 pm

I'm a little confused with the difference between an adiabatic and isothermal system. For isothermal since delta T is 0 and for for adiabatic system q is 0 does it mean that all isothermal systems are adiabatic and vice versa? since q=ncdeltaT?

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Re: Adiabatic vs isothermal

Postby Lara Kristine Bacasen 1L » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:18 pm

So an isothermal process occurs under a constant temperature (so delta T/Change in temperature is 0) while an Adiabatic process occurs without any heat transfer between a system and its surrounding. In isothermal processes there is a heat transfer that is observable and work is done due to the change in the net heat content of the system. For Adiabatic, there is no heat transfer and temperature can be changed. Work that happens in this process is due to the change in its internal energy.

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Re: Adiabatic vs isothermal

Postby 805307623 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:33 am

In an isothermal process the temperature does not change, and in an adiabatic process there is no heat added or removed. (It's possible for temperature change to occur without the involvement of heat.)

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