Lecture notes , work eqn


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Samira 2B
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Lecture notes , work eqn

Postby Samira 2B » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:21 am

This is from the lecture notes on Friday. Do we only use the work equation when the system is at equilibrium? Because that is when we use the derivative for the small changes in V that leads to the integral of the work eqn.

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Re: Lecture notes , work eqn

Postby Abigail Yap 2K » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:37 am

Yes, I think we only use this equation when the system is at constant pressure (delta P = 0)!

Samira 2B
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Re: Lecture notes , work eqn

Postby Samira 2B » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:47 pm

So, the system being at equilibrium means that it is a reversible process?

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Re: Lecture notes , work eqn

Postby Sarah Maraach 2K » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:06 pm

Yes exactly. Also, an irreversible reaction would be at equilibrium only after it has reacted, therefore it would not be able to react further.


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