Isothermal

isochoric/isometric:
isothermal:
isobaric:

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Shirley Wong 2E
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Isothermal

Postby Shirley Wong 2E » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:34 pm

If the temperature in an isothermal reaction is held constant, how can there still be heat exchange?

Joanne Reyes 1L
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Re: Isothermal

Postby Joanne Reyes 1L » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:41 pm

I think this happens because although the overall heat change is zero, work can still be put into the system as heat energy, sometimes very slowly, but the same amount of energy/heat leaves the system so the over heat change is zero and the temperature stays constant.


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