assuming no work


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inlovewithchemistry
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assuming no work

Postby inlovewithchemistry » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:23 am

When can you assume that no work is done on a system so that deltaU=heat?

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Re: assuming no work

Postby Emmaraf 1K » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:06 am

If volume does not change then work is 0

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Re: assuming no work

Postby lindsey_ammann_4E » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:41 am

Work is interpreted as energy used in the process of compression or expansion of a system. This means the value of work changes when the volume changes. For this reason, w=0 when there is no compression or expansion.


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