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davidwinth

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**Summary::**Irreversible process required to go from state 1 to state 2

If we start with an ideal gas at state 1 and undergo an isentropic compression, then follow this with an isothermal expansion, we could end up in a state, call it state 2, that has higher temperature, higher pressure, and larger volume than state 1. Is there a one step process to go from state 1 to 2 directly? I understand that it wouldn't be plottable on P-V because there would be huge irreversibilities. Still, I wonder what could happen to a gas that would go from s1 to s2 in one process rather than two.

What would such a pricess look like?