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Can i expand non-ideal gas reversibly isomermally?

  1. Sep 28, 2010 #1
    Suppose we expand the ideal gas reversibly isomermally from V1 to V2 at T, can i expand non-ideal gas reversibly isomermally from V1 to V2 at T
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  3. Sep 28, 2010 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    The first and second laws of thermodynamics do not depend on the matter involved.

    In theory, you could expand a non-ideal gas or any substance isothermally and reversibly. All you need to do is have an infinite heat capacity reservoir.

  4. Sep 28, 2010 #3
    You also need to expand it REEEEALLLY slowly...:biggrin:
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