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10+ Year Member
Jan 26, 2008
Dental Student
So i know that

Adiabatic ("Insulated", no heat exchange)
ΔU = Q - W = 0 - W = -W
I'm just having trouble envisioning this....if it can't have any sort of conduction with its surrounding how does to "vent" out this work?

Isothermal (ΔT= 0)
ΔU = 0 = Q - W, which means that any heat added will NOT change the temp of the gas but INSTEAD exit it in the form of work done by the gas...that I understand.
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