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Reversible

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:45 pm
by JustinHorriat_4f
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?

Re: Reversible

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:19 am
by SnehinRajkumar1L
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.

Re: Reversible

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:24 am
by 005206171
^^ What he said. If it's at equilibrium, it's reversible because it's done in infinitesimally small amounts.

Re: Reversible

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:30 am
by Deepika Reddy 1A
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.

Re: Reversible

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:42 am
by Althea Zhao 1B
By definition, at equilibrium forward and reverse reactions occur at the same rates. So, any reaction that is at equilibrium must be reversible.

Re: Reversible

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:05 am
by 805422680
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.

Re: Reversible

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:31 pm
by ShastaB4C
Why is the external pressure changing (slowly but still) in a reversible process?

Re: Reversible

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:34 pm
by ShastaB4C
And what does effect does a common temperature have on the system doing work in a reversible process?