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inlovewithchemistry
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0 work vs no work

Postby inlovewithchemistry » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:37 am

Is there a difference between specifying that there is no work versus 0 work? I was confused why the solutions manual put those as two separate answers when regarding situations in question 4.13.9 (a) and (b).

juliasloan_4g
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Re: 0 work vs no work

Postby juliasloan_4g » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:36 am

I believe no work and 0 work are interchangeable

Sarah_Kang_2K
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Re: 0 work vs no work

Postby Sarah_Kang_2K » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:57 am

They mean the same thing: essentially that no work is done by the system.

Simmi Diwanji 2B
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Re: 0 work vs no work

Postby Simmi Diwanji 2B » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:43 pm

Zero work and no work mean the same thing. This happens when there is no change in number of moles from the reactant to product because that means no change in volume therefore no work done on the system or by the system.

isarose0
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Re: 0 work vs no work

Postby isarose0 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:53 pm

i believe they are the same thing


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