S=qrev/ T

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Shirley Liu 2I
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S=qrev/ T

Postby Shirley Liu 2I » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:06 pm

S=qrev/T is one of the various equations for entropy/change in entropy. it’s used when temp is constant but how would we know if the reaction is reversible for qrev? would the question have to specify or are there “key words/phrases” that implies that?

Lauryn Shinno 2H
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Re: S=qrev/ T

Postby Lauryn Shinno 2H » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:35 pm

I think if it is a constant temperature you can assume that it is a reversible reaction because irreversible reactions have changing temperatures.

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Re: S=qrev/ T

Postby Nathaniel 2E » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:40 pm

Yes, for this class, isothermal and reversible mean the same thing- if the problem tells you it is an isothermal reaction, we know it is a reversible process. We also will always be told in a question if it is reversible by either the problem calling to reversible or calling it isothermal.

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Re: S=qrev/ T

Postby abbydouglas1K » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:09 am

Any isothermal reaction can be assumed to also be reversible In this class.

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