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# Difference Between Reversible Process and Irreversible Process in Thermodynamics [PDF]

Hello readers, in this article, we will be going to see the Difference between Reversible Process and Irreversible Process in Thermodynamics and I hope you can clear this concept by reading this paper.

So before jumping into the differences, let me give you the general idea of What is Reversible and Irreversible processes in thermodynamics.

## Reversible Process:

Reversible Process is a process that can be made to exactly replace its path without suffering any deviation.  A process in which there are no losses is called Reversible Process.

For Example,

• Spring-mass system
• Electroplating

So let me give you an example of this with a simple equation! Suppose:

A + B = C + D

And if the Reverse is attained that is C + D= A + B then that process is called Reversible Process.

## Irreversible process:

An irreversible process is a process that cannot be made to exactly retrace its path without suffering its deviation is called an irreversible process.

Most of the processes in nature are irreversible. Any process with friction or losses is called an irreversible process.

For example,

• Sun’s energy coming to earth.
• A hot cup of coffee kept on the table
• combustion
• Wind flow.

## So Now Let's Dive into the Differences of Reversible Process and Irreversible Process:

This is the complete explanation about the Difference between Reversible Process and irreversible process which is shown in a detailed manner. If you have any doubts, feel free to ask us in the comments section.

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Mohammed Shafi is the founder, managing editor, and primary author of Mechanical E-Notes. He is an Assistant Professor (Department of Mechanical Engineering) at the Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology. He has a 6 years of vast experience in design, research, and data analysis. Shafi has co-authored two journals 1. Dynamic and Fatigue Analysis on Tillage Equipment  2. Welding Procedure and Testing Analysis on Mixing and Nodulizing Drum.

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