Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 18 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 18

Answer

No, an adiabatic process may be carried out with any fluid.

Work Step by Step

An adiabatic process is one in which no heat enters or leaves the system, but no reference is made as to what comprises the system. It may contain gases, liquids, or solids. Examples involving adiabatic processes in water, and in molten material in Earth's mantle, are given on page 343.
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