## Isothermal and reversible

isochoric/isometric: $\Delta V = 0$
isothermal: $\Delta T = 0$
isobaric: $\Delta P = 0$

Celine Hoh 2L
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### Isothermal and reversible

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

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### Re: Isothermal and reversible

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

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.