Reversibly & Isothermally


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Daisy Palomera 3B
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Reversibly & Isothermally

Postby Daisy Palomera 3B » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:13 pm

What does it mean when a system is expanding reversibly and isothermally?

Joslyn_Santana_2B
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Re: Reversibly & Isothermally

Postby Joslyn_Santana_2B » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:45 pm

I think it refers to the work, and which equation you would use in your calculations. You would use W=-nRTln(V2/V1).
It also means that deltaU is 0

KelseyKobayashi_2M
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Re: Reversibly & Isothermally

Postby KelseyKobayashi_2M » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:18 am

What is the difference between reversible and irreversible reactions (conceptually, not mathematically)?

Michael Lesgart 1H
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Re: Reversibly & Isothermally

Postby Michael Lesgart 1H » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:29 pm

In reversible reactions, reactants react with other reactants to form products, and the products react with other products to form more reactants. Essentially, it is a reaction cycle.

In an irreversible reaction, reactants react with other reactants to form products, and the products do not form reactants.

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