Isobaric and Isochoric


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Petrina Kan 2I
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Isobaric and Isochoric

Postby Petrina Kan 2I » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:39 pm

Are we expected to know the definitions of isobaric and isochoric? I don't recall ever going over these terms in class.

Alice Chang 2H
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Re: Isobaric and Isochoric

Postby Alice Chang 2H » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:41 pm

You might be asked to find entropy of a system given information about the system. So, this may include terminology like this.

Isobaric: pressure remains constant

Isochoric: volume remains constant

Isothermic: temperature remains constant/the same

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Re: Isobaric and Isochoric

Postby 805383532 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:43 pm

Just remember "iso" means same (equal measurements), "baric" is for pressure, and "choric" is for volume.

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Re: Isobaric and Isochoric

Postby Areena H 2K » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:42 pm

I think that it would be best to know them in case they come up on the exam. Isobaric is pressure, isothermal is where temperature is held constant, and isochoric is where volume is held constant.

Hussain Chharawalla 1G
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Re: Isobaric and Isochoric

Postby Hussain Chharawalla 1G » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:46 pm

It is also useful to know that in an isochoric system work is equal to 0. In isothermal delta U is 0.

Lauren Stack 1C
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Re: Isobaric and Isochoric

Postby Lauren Stack 1C » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:16 pm

I believe knowing these terms would be important background to know regarding various changes to a system through temperature, pressure, etc
Here is a link to a discussion with these terms defined and a few more: viewtopic.php?f=128&t=9661

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