irreversible work  [ENDORSED]


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irreversible work

Postby Lauryn Jordan 1F » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:20 am

for irreversible expansions, do you use you use w= -p delta v?

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Re: irreversible work  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:24 am

Yes, you can use that expression.

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Re: irreversible work

Postby mayapartha_1D » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:05 pm

Yes you use that equation! Also remember that reversible work does more work than irreversible work, as the area underneath the curve is greater.

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Re: irreversible work

Postby Kyung_Jin_Kim_1H » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:41 pm

Conceptually, why does reversible expansion do more work. I know the curves but I don't understand why they are like that (the reversible curve makes sense since each change in Pex has a corresponding V, but the irreversible one confuses me).

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