Isothermal and reversible


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Celine Hoh 2L
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Isothermal and reversible

Postby Celine Hoh 2L » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:16 pm

Doe isothermal expansion ALWAYS mean reversible expansion?
Or is it possible to have isothermal, irreversible expansion as well?

Maddy Mackenzie
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Re: Isothermal and reversible

Postby Maddy Mackenzie » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:20 pm

In one of the homework questions, sixth edition question 9.47, part b describes an isothermal, irreversible free expansion so from that I would assume that these reactions are possible.

katherinemurk 2B
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Re: Isothermal and reversible

Postby katherinemurk 2B » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:54 am

One of the TA's in the review session said it is possible to have a irreversible isothermal expansion but we do not need to worry about in this class.

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