Isothermal and Free Expansion


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Arman M 1A
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Isothermal and Free Expansion

Postby Arman M 1A » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:08 pm

What is the exact difference between isothermal and free expansion?

Amy Lefley 1J
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Re: Isothermal and Free Expansion

Postby Amy Lefley 1J » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:11 pm

Isothermal is when the temperature stays constant and free expansion is when a gas is allowed to expand without any constraints.

MadelineHlobik
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Re: Isothermal and Free Expansion

Postby MadelineHlobik » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:25 pm

To find the change in work when there is an isothermal change, use -nRTV2/V1.


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