Reversible vs Irreversible Expansion


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Reversible vs Irreversible Expansion

Postby jonathanshi_1A » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:12 pm

I'm a little confused with what a reversible expansion is. I understand how to do the equations, but conceptually I'm not sure what it means to expand reversibly.

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Re: Reversible vs Irreversible Expansion

Postby Monica Habashy 3A » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:34 pm

Reversible means that the reaction can easily go back to its initial form completely. It's like 100% of the reverse reaction went back to create its initial reactants which is why there is no change in internal energy.

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