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Which of the following processes is reversible? (a) Transfer of heat by conduction (b) Transfer of heat by radiation (c) Isothermal compression (d) Electrical heating of a nichrome wire



Which of the following processes is reversible?


(a)    Transfer of heat by conduction


(b)    Transfer of heat by radiation


(c)    Isothermal compression


(d)    Electrical heating of a nichrome wire


Grade:11

1 Answers

Amit Saxena
35 Points
8 years ago

(c)

For a process to be reversible, it must be quasi-static. For quasi static process, all changes take place infinitely slowly. Isothermal process occur very slowly so it is quasi-static and hence it is reversible.

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