Irreversible and Reversible Expansion


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Ryan Neis 2L
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Irreversible and Reversible Expansion

Postby Ryan Neis 2L » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:39 pm

What are the properties of irreversible expansion? reversible expansion?

Ishan Saha 1L
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Re: Irreversible and Reversible Expansion

Postby Ishan Saha 1L » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:51 pm

Reversible expansion occurs when the pressure outside the system matches that inside the system, so that if there was a slight change in pressure cause the reaction to move a specific way. Irreversible expansion occurs when you are told that the system is working with a constant pressure or against some constant pressure which means you would use the equation W=-P.


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