Question 05: Distinguish between reversible process and irreversible process.
|Reversible Process||Irreversible Process|
|1. A thermodynamic process in which any sort of change in the external condition, starting from a given initial condition can be brought back in the opposite direction so that, the working substance passes through exactly the same state in all respect is known as reversible process.||1. The thermodynamics process, in which the working substance does not remain its original state after it changes thermodynamically, is called irreversible process.|
|2. The process is slow.||2. The process is rapid.|
|3. It is a kind of spontaneous process.||3. It is not a kind of spontaneous process.|
|4. In reversible process thermodynamic system maintains equilibrium.||4. In irreversible process thermodynamic system does not maintain equilibrium.|
|5. In the thermodynamic system undergoing this change no loss is observed.||5. While undergoing irreversible change, the irrecoverable loss is observed.|
|6. The entropy remains constant in reversible process.||6. The entropy increases in irreversible process.|