Adiabatic systems


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Ian Morris 3C
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Adiabatic systems

Postby Ian Morris 3C » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:21 pm

So for adiabatic systems, will q ALWAYS equal 0?

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Re: Adiabatic systems

Postby Ryan Narisma 4G » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:35 pm

Hi Ian Morris 3C! Yes! You are correct! In an adiabatic system, there is no heat transfer between the system and surroundings, so heat can't be added or released to/by the system. Thus, q will always be 0. I hope this helps!

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Re: Adiabatic systems

Postby Isha_Maniyar_Dis2E » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:26 am

Yes. q will always equal 0 for an adiabatic system because of the nature of the conditions. Heat is not allowed to transfer between the system and its surroundings, which is exactly what q measures! So, its value in adiabatic systems will always be zero.

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Re: Adiabatic systems

Postby Catherine Daye 1L » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:36 am

Yes, the definition is adiabatic is when heat doesn't transfer.

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