Entropy Equations with Irreversible Paths


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lizzygaines1D
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Entropy Equations with Irreversible Paths

Postby lizzygaines1D » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:33 pm

The change in entropy equations with constant temperature, or change in volume work for reversible and irreversible changes, but does the equation that accounts for a change in temperature also work for an irreversible change?

Aijun Zhang 1D
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Re: Entropy Equations with Irreversible Paths

Postby Aijun Zhang 1D » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:29 pm

I think the equation delta S = q/T is only for the reversible question. (for only isothermal process)

Michelle Nguyen 2L
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Re: Entropy Equations with Irreversible Paths

Postby Michelle Nguyen 2L » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:40 pm

Hmm that’s a good question; I’m not sure because it seems that the equation for change in entropy when temperature changes is derived from the constant temperature equation which only works for reversible pathways, yet the textbook doesn’t seem to specify that this second equation is only for reversible processes...


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