system vs surroundings


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system vs surroundings

Postby Ekayana Sethi 2K » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:30 am

if a beaker has a reaction taking place the system is the reaction but is the surroundings the beaker or the atmosphere? also if the beaker was immersed in a water bath the system will still be the reaction but what will the surroundings be? Is it the water bath or the beaker?

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Re: system vs surroundings

Postby Sabrina Dunbar 1I » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:49 pm

The surroundings are everything else in the universe except for the system. So with you interpretation the system as just being the reaction, then the surroundings are equal to the entire universe minus that reaction system.

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Re: system vs surroundings

Postby Jaewoo Jo 2L » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:40 pm

If the system is the reaction and the surrounding is the beaker, there isn't a word left for everything else. if the reaction is the system, then the beaker and the atmosphere is the surroundings.

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Re: system vs surroundings

Postby Miguel Velasco 2J » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:27 pm

Your reaction is the system, leaving the beaker and the atmosphere as your surroundings.

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Re: system vs surroundings

Postby aaron tang 2K » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:10 pm

If the surroundings is everything except the system, then the system is the reaction and the beaker and everything else is the surrounding.

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Re: system vs surroundings

Postby Kaelie Blanes-Ronda 2L » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:40 pm

The only system is where the reaction occurs where as everything else in the universe is the surrounding which includes (both the beaker and the atmosphere).

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Re: system vs surroundings

Postby Simrina Desar Dis 1H » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:37 pm

Just remember that the system + surroundings = universe. So whatever you label as your system, the rest will be surroundings.


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