reversible vs. irreversible  [ENDORSED]

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Irma Ramos 2I
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reversible vs. irreversible

Postby Irma Ramos 2I » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:36 am

What exactly does it mean to say that a reversible process does more work or the max work??

Scott Chin_1E
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Re: reversible vs. irreversible

Postby Scott Chin_1E » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:18 am

Reversible systems do more work because it’s is working against equal pressures on both sides (P internal = P external) and a pressure that will be constantly changing and thus will be pressing against a larger pressure than irresversible systems that work against a constant pressure.

Kellina Tran 2I
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Re: reversible vs. irreversible  [ENDORSED]

Postby Kellina Tran 2I » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:57 pm

In short, reversible processes do more work than irreversible processes because it is exerting work upon a higher external pressure.

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