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Reversibly & Isothermally

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:13 pm
by Daisy Palomera 3B
What does it mean when a system is expanding reversibly and isothermally?

Re: Reversibly & Isothermally

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:45 pm
by Joslyn_Santana_2B
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

Re: Reversibly & Isothermally

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:18 am
by KelseyKobayashi_2M
What is the difference between reversible and irreversible reactions (conceptually, not mathematically)?

Re: Reversibly & Isothermally

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:29 pm
by Michael Lesgart 1H
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.

hope this helped