Reversible and Irreversible Processes  [ENDORSED]

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Reversible and Irreversible Processes

Postby Emily Warda 2L » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:25 am

The book refers to the movement of a piston in response to the pressure of gas in a system as the defining characteristic of reversible/irreversible processes. Is this expansion of a gas the only context that reversible and irreversible processes can occur or is this simply an easy way to think of the concept?

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Re: Reversible and Irreversible Processes  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:39 am

It is a general concept, but easily applied to gases.
I'll discuss it in class Week 2.

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