• anonymous
Atkins says "The work needed to change an adiabatic system from one specified state to another specified state is the same however the work is done." and then later it says if we do the same process but diathermically, then we will have to do MORE work than before and this is the definition of heat absorbed. $$q = w_{ad} -w$$ But I don't understand what they mean, this seems backwards. Shouldn't it take less work?
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