$\Delta U=q+w$

Jasmine Botello 2F
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So just to make sure, this means that q=0, meaning that only work is being done by or on the system? I feel like my resoning might be wrong.

Nicole 1F
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I'm not completely sure but I believe that your reasoning is correct. Adiabatic means that no heat is gained or lost by the system, so q does equal zero and energy is only transferred as work.

Brandon Fujii 1K
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q=0 because heat is neither released nor absorbed by the system. Therefore, the only energy transfer is done by work (w).

Karen Ung 2H
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For an adiabatic system, q=0, but that does not mean necessarily mean that temperature = 0.

Cristina Sarmiento 1E
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