closed vs isolated

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Clarice Chui 2C
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closed vs isolated

Postby Clarice Chui 2C » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:04 pm

what is the difference between a closed system and an isolated system?

Brianna Becerra 1B
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Re: closed vs isolated

Postby Brianna Becerra 1B » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:06 pm

A closed system is when the energy of the system can exchange with the surroundings, but it is closed so the matter can not (an example of this is a thermometer). An isolated system is when neither energy or matter can exchange with its surroundings(an example of this is a bomb calorimeter).
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Sarah Blake-2I
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Re: closed vs isolated

Postby Sarah Blake-2I » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:07 pm

A closed system has a fixed amount of matter but it can exchange energy with the surroundings whereas an isolated system can exchange neither matter nor energy with the surroundings.

Chris Charton 1B
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Re: closed vs isolated

Postby Chris Charton 1B » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:09 pm

A closed system can transfer energy with the surroundings while an isolated system cannot. Neither exchanges matter with the surroundings

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Re: closed vs isolated

Postby DanielTalebzadehShoushtari2A » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:16 pm

Isolated systems do not exchange matter or energy with its surroundings (where closed systems can only exchange energy). The universe is said to be the ultimate isolated system because it can't really exchange anything with its "surroundings" (it has no surroundings)

Andrea_Torres
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Re: closed vs isolated

Postby Andrea_Torres » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:18 pm

A closed system is when energy can exchange with its surroundings, but an isolated system is when nothing exchanges with its surroundings.

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Re: closed vs isolated

Postby Veronica Lu 2H » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:54 pm

An isolated system has no contact with the outside environment (hence "isolated") whereas closed systems can still interact with the environment

kendal mccarthy
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Re: closed vs isolated

Postby kendal mccarthy » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:57 pm

a closed system can transfer energy to the surroundings but not matter. an isolated system can not transfer energy or matter to the surroundings. an example of a closed system would be an ice pack. an example of an isolated system would be a thermos.

Jaklin Astvatsatryan
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Re: closed vs isolated

Postby Jaklin Astvatsatryan » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:10 pm

Andrea_Torres wrote:A closed system is when energy can exchange with its surroundings, but an isolated system is when nothing exchanges with its surroundings.


And an isolated system can't exchange any matter or energy

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Re: closed vs isolated

Postby saigorijavolu2k » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:13 pm

An isolated system cannot exchange any energy with its surroundings; however, a closed system can transfer energy (only).

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Re: closed vs isolated

Postby KSong_1J » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:18 pm

A closed system can exchange energy with its surroundings but not matter, while an isolated system can’t exchange matter or energy with its surroundings. An example of an isolated system would be a thermos (insulated, neither matter nor energy can be exchanged) and an example of a closed system could be a capped water bottle (matter can’t be exchanged but heat can)


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