Reversible and Irreversible Reactions

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Reversible and Irreversible Reactions

Postby charlottesmith3f » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:29 pm

Why do reversible reactions always do more work than irreversible reactions?

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Re: Reversible and Irreversible Reactions

Postby katielee1K » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:44 pm

energy released by a reversible process can do the maximum amount of work because less of the energy is lost as heat. A process that is done quickly (irreversibly) tends to generate turbulence and friction resulting in heat loss to the surroundings.

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