Isolated vs Closed Systems

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Shannon Wasley 2J
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Isolated vs Closed Systems

Postby Shannon Wasley 2J » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:29 pm

What is the difference between an isolated and closed systems in relevance to question 8.1?

Nicole 1F
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Re: Isolated vs Closed Systems

Postby Nicole 1F » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:35 pm

A closed system can exchange energy with its surroundings whereas an isolated system cannot. An example of a closed system is an ice pack (heat is transferred) and an example of an isolated system is a thermos with hot soup in it (heat cannot flow out of the system).

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Re: Isolated vs Closed Systems

Postby Cristina Sarmiento 1E » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:57 pm

An isolated system does not come in contact with its surroundings (heat stays in thermos).
A closed system has a fixed amount of matter and can exchange energy with its surroundings (the ice pack is used on injuries to exchange energy).


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