The Diathermic and Adiabatic processes are generally used in thermodynamics for explaining the behavior of the system with the surroundings. Therefore, In this article, I am going to explain the difference between the Diathermic and Adiabatic Process in a detailed manner.
But before that, lets know the Definition of Temperature...
It is an intensive thermodynamic property related to the “hotness” or “coldness” of a body measured on a definite scale.
The main differences between Diathermic and Adiabatic Process are mentioned in the tabular column below.
|Diathermic Process||Adiabatic Process|
|Diathermic substances are those substances that allow heat to pass through them and the process is called as Diathermic Process.||Adiabatic substances are those substances that do not allow heat to pass through them and the process is called as Adiabatic Process.|
|Any good conductor of heat is an example of diathermic substances. For example, Copper, Silver, Steel, etc.||Any Insulator, glass, wool, asbestos, cork, etc.|
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