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JustinHorriat_4f
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Reversible

Postby JustinHorriat_4f » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:45 pm

In the notes, It says since a system is at equilibrium it is a reversible process? What does that mean? What is not a reversible process? What is the importance of it becoming a reversible process?

SnehinRajkumar1L
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Re: Reversible

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:19 am

Equilibrium by definition means something is reversible and happens in both directions. In terms of thermodynamics, we are talking about internal and external pressure being equal.

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Re: Reversible

Postby 005206171 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:24 am

^^ What he said. If it's at equilibrium, it's reversible because it's done in infinitesimally small amounts.

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Re: Reversible

Postby Deepika Reddy 1A » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:30 am

Equilibrium means that it is a dynamic equilibrium and a reaction is occurring in the forward and reverse directions. Therefore, if it is at equilibrium, it is reversible.

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Re: Reversible

Postby Althea Zhao 1B » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:42 am

By definition, at equilibrium forward and reverse reactions occur at the same rates. So, any reaction that is at equilibrium must be reversible.

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Re: Reversible

Postby 805422680 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:05 am

reversible means that even if there is an infinitesimal change in the system, there will be a significant change in the behavior of the system. the definitions of reversible in equilibrium reactions and thermodynamically, however, differ greatly.

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Re: Reversible

Postby ShastaB4C » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:31 pm

Why is the external pressure changing (slowly but still) in a reversible process?

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Re: Reversible

Postby ShastaB4C » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:34 pm

And what does effect does a common temperature have on the system doing work in a reversible process?


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