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0 work vs no work

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:37 am
by inlovewithchemistry
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).

Re: 0 work vs no work

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:36 am
by juliasloan_4g
I believe no work and 0 work are interchangeable

Re: 0 work vs no work

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:57 am
by Sarah_Kang_2K
They mean the same thing: essentially that no work is done by the system.

Re: 0 work vs no work

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:43 pm
by Simmi Diwanji 2B
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.

Re: 0 work vs no work

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:53 pm
by isarose0
i believe they are the same thing