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Adiabtic Rxns?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by adizzle87, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. adizzle87

    2+ Year Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    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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