State two conditions of a reversible process.  What is a quasi-static process?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

(i)  The process should take place very slowly, so that it satisfies the following requirements :

(a)  The system should be in thermal equilibrium.

(b)  The system should be in mechanical equilibrium.

(c)  The system should be in chemical equilibrium.

(ii)  There should be no fricitional losses.

A process in which the system passes through a continuous sequence of equilibrium states is said to be quasi-static, i.e., apparently static.

 

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM