U=0

$\Delta U=q+w$

paytonm1H
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U=0

is the change in internal energy always equal to zero for isothermal, reversible expansion?

skyeblee2F
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Re: U=0

When dealing with an ideal gas (which we pretty much always are in this class), the ∆U is 0 for every isothermal process. In the case os isothermal reversible expansion, ∆U=q+w=0 so q=-w

Roberto Gonzalez 1L
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Re: U=0

Yes, for ideal gases; reversible expansion the total change in internal energy should be 0 while q and w are the ones that vary depending on the situation.

Anita Wong 1H
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Re: U=0

yes! deltaU= 0 for isothermal reversible expansion

harshitasarambale4I
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Re: U=0

When U=0 is w=-q always true?

Anjali 4A
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Re: U=0

Yes, I think w always =-q

Helen Mejia 1I
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Re: U=0

yes it is equal to zero.

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