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Comparison Between Isothermal and Adiabatic Process

Compression If a gas is compressed isothermally and adiabatically from volume Vi to Vf then from the slope of the graph in Fig. 10, it is clear that graph 1 represents adiabatic process whereas graph 2 represents isothermal process.
 
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Fig. 10
 
Work done
Wadiabatic > Wisothermal
Final pressure
Padiabatic > Pisothermal
Final temperature
Tadiabatic > Tisothermal
 
Expansion If a gas expands isothermally and adiabatically from volume Vi to Vf, then from the slope of the graph it is clear that graph 1 represents isothermal process, graph 2 represents adiabatic process.
 
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Fig. 11
 
Work done
Wisothermal > Wadiabatic
Final pressure
Pisothermal > Padiabatic
Final temperature
Tisothermal > Tadiabatic




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