Irreversible and Reversible process

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Briana Yik 1H
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Irreversible and Reversible process

Postby Briana Yik 1H » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:01 am

Can someone further explain what the difference between reversible and irreversible process is? Thank you

Sydney To 1D
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Re: Irreversible and Reversible process

Postby Sydney To 1D » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:05 am

A reversible process is a process that can be reversed in order to obtain the initial state of a system. There is also an equilibrium between the initial state and the final state of the system. An irreversible process is a thermodynamic process that cannot be reversed in order to obtain the initial state the system. There is no equilibrium in the system during this process.

Ray Huang 1G
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Re: Irreversible and Reversible process

Postby Ray Huang 1G » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:07 am

A reversible reaction has an equilibrium and will tend to that state naturally. Irreversible processes do not tend towards and equilibrium.


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