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work done at equilibrium

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:58 pm
by JustinHorriat_4f
what is the importance of the equation of the work done at equilibrium? (the integral). Because it still gets you the same equation?

Re: work done at equilibrium

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:50 am
by Justin Sarquiz 2F
Work done at equilibrium is w=-nRT ln V2/V1. According to the graph that Lavelle showed us, the area under the graph for reversible reactions is greater than irreversible reactions. Therefore, reversible reactions do more work than irreversible reactions.