Isolated vs Insulated

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Isolated vs Insulated

Postby kennedyp » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:38 am

Is there a difference between an isolated system and an insulated system?

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Re: Isolated vs Insulated

Postby Justin Sarquiz 2F » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:44 am

I believe that insulated systems are isolated because heat outside the insulated system cannot enter or leave.

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Re: Isolated vs Insulated

Postby 805422680 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:02 am

If a system is well insulated enough, it can be considered to be isolated ie there is no transfer of heat or energy

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Re: Isolated vs Insulated

Postby Megan Vu 1J » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:30 pm

Isolated systems are defined as both matter and energy are unable to enter the surroundings.

Because of this, insulated objects should be isolated since they are unable to pass both matter and energy to the surroundings. You should be able to know open, closed, and isolated.

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