Irreversible reactions and temperature


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Jessica Li 4F
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Irreversible reactions and temperature

Postby Jessica Li 4F » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:02 pm

Can you have an irreversible reaction that involves no change in temperature or delta U, or could you have a reaction at constant temperature but a nonzero value for delta U?

For instance, 4.17 is at constant temperature but delta U does not equal to 0.

Angela Patel 2J
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Re: Irreversible reactions and temperature

Postby Angela Patel 2J » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:45 pm

It is possible to have a reaction where the temperature change is 0 but delta U is constant. Work and heat both affect temperature, so if their effects on temperature cancel out you could technically have a situation where there is no temp. change.

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Re: Irreversible reactions and temperature

Postby 005324438 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:36 pm

An example of this would be solid vs liquid of the same material. Inputting energy into the system will make the solid turn to liquid, but they can be the same temperature.

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Re: Irreversible reactions and temperature

Postby 705302428 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:07 pm

Yes it is possible.


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