Reversible or Irreversible

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Reversible or Irreversible

Postby 605324529 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:33 am

If the question does not specify which type of expansion it is, should we assume it is irreversible?
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Emily Chirila 2E
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Re: Reversible or Irreversible

Postby Emily Chirila 2E » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:37 am

I think that if it is explained as occurring in real life, it is safe to assume it is irreversible.

Vicki Liu 2L
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Re: Reversible or Irreversible

Postby Vicki Liu 2L » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:38 am

I believe you would be able to deduce whether the question refers to a reversible or irreversible expansion based on the information given. For instance, if external pressure is constant, it would be irreversible.

Abigail_Hagen2G
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Re: Reversible or Irreversible

Postby Abigail_Hagen2G » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:02 pm

Yeah, the problem should give you some sort of information.

Alan Cornejo 1a
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Re: Reversible or Irreversible

Postby Alan Cornejo 1a » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:00 pm

Yes we would assume it is reversible as most chemical reactions are reversible, usually from the context you can infer from the question such as it stating that the pressure is constant or not constant,

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Re: Reversible or Irreversible

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:58 pm

You should be able to tell given the context of the problem!


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