## W as a maximum

$\Delta S = \frac{q_{rev}}{T}$

Carlos Gonzales 1H
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### W as a maximum

What is the significance of W being a maximum at equilibrium for an isolated system?

Kevin Tabibian 1A
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### Re: W as a maximum

This signifies that when there are more possible states available that a substance will be more stable (at equilibrium)

Ethan Vuong 3G
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### Re: W as a maximum

so in the situation that it is at equilibrium, is w reversible then? Is the reversible just the negative of the maximum?

Simrina Desar Dis 1H
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### Re: W as a maximum

To add on to this idea:
Since the W is a maximum for the isolated system at equilibrium, entropy is also a maximum at equilibrium.