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nshahwan 1L
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reversible expansion

Postby nshahwan 1L » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:06 pm

Could someone explain how the small change is made to reverse a process? Like I understand a very small part of a variable is changed (like pressure) but how would that be done?

Niharika 1H
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Re: reversible expansion

Postby Niharika 1H » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:11 pm

A process is reversible if an extremely small change can reverse it. For example, an extremely small increase in pressure can move an object into a container, while an extremely small decrease in pressure can push the object out. No change in pressure won't move the object.

Petrina Kan 2I
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Re: reversible expansion

Postby Petrina Kan 2I » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:13 pm

This small change in parameter or pressure can be done using a piston.

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Re: reversible expansion

Postby 005162520 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:15 pm

How can we calculate a reversible expansion?

Natalie Benitez 1E
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Re: reversible expansion

Postby Natalie Benitez 1E » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:31 pm

How would we know on the exam if something is reversible or irreversible ?

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Re: reversible expansion

Postby nshahwan 1L » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:06 pm

Thanks for the replies. Also I think they will tell us if it is reversible but I am not sure. For example if it is isothermic should we assume it to be reversible?

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Re: reversible expansion

Postby Nare Nazaryan 1F » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:47 pm

Natalie Benitez 1E wrote:How would we know on the exam if something is reversible or irreversible ?

I believe it is reversible if the pressure is not constant and if the internal and external pressure are the same.


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