Isothermal Expansion

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Kayla Danesh 1F
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Isothermal Expansion

Postby Kayla Danesh 1F » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:18 pm

I understand that isothermal expansion implies constant temperature while volume is increasing and pressure is decreasing. Can someone please explain the role of the work function in this concept?

Lucia H 2L
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Re: Isothermal Expansion

Postby Lucia H 2L » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:10 pm

Follow up question - what is isothermic expansion?

David Zhou 1L
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Re: Isothermal Expansion

Postby David Zhou 1L » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:47 pm

Isothermal expansion is when a system remains at the same temperature. It's in contact with a heat reservoir like a water bath, which keeps the temperature constant, and this process is done slowly enough that the system can continually adjust to maintain the right temperature.

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