Reversible expansion


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ursulavictorino1K
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Reversible expansion

Postby ursulavictorino1K » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:00 pm

What does it mean for a something to be an isothermal reversible expansion or irreversible free expansion?

Brianna Becerra 1B
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Re: Reversible expansion

Postby Brianna Becerra 1B » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:03 pm

An isothermal reversible expansion is when the temperature of the system stays the same as the Energy does not change. This is due to it happening so slowly that heat flow can enter the system and replace the lost energy.

WesleyWu_1C
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Re: Reversible expansion

Postby WesleyWu_1C » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:04 pm

An irreversible free expansion tells you that there will be constant pressure, so work = -P x delta V.

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Re: Reversible expansion

Postby Owen-Koetters-4I » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:10 pm

isothermal reversible expansion is at constant temperature and reversible expansion is at constant pressure


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