Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Entropy in an irreversible process

  1. Dec 10, 2007 #1
    Can entropy change be zero for a closed system in an irreversible process? If yes under what conditions? Thanks!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 10, 2007 #2
    Is it true that entropy change for the irreversible process would be zero for an adiabatic process carried out in constant temperature?
     
  4. Feb 9, 2008 #3
    No!
    Adiabatic means no heat transfer. The fact that the process is irreversible means that there is still entropy generated however this is now due to friction or other irreversible effects
     
  5. Apr 10, 2008 #4
    Hi there:

    For an irreversible process, entropy change is always greater than zero.

    It means that work needs to be provided in order to get the system back to its initial conditions.

    By definition, entropy generation/increase/change is a measure of irreveribility ...

    Thanks,

    Gordan
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Entropy in an irreversible process
  1. The Design Process (Replies: 10)

  2. Plastic processings (Replies: 2)

  3. Throttling Process (Replies: 7)

  4. Process trials? (Replies: 9)

  5. Concept of Entropy (Replies: 6)

Loading...