## Irreversible and reversible

$w=-P\Delta V$
and
$w=-\int_{V_{1}}^{V_{2}}PdV=-nRTln\frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$

Gwyneth Huynh 1J
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### Irreversible and reversible

From a conceptual standpoint, why is irreversible work less than reversible?

Aya Shokair- Dis 2H
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### Re: Irreversible and reversible

From my notes "reversible work does more work because pushing against a constant P but in irrversible work, you are pushing against a smaller P."

I don't know if that helps