Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 18 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 330: 4


The system is not at equilibrium.

Work Step by Step

When a reaction cannot be reversed, that means that there is no equilibrium. Since P and V involve equilibrium (for instance, in the equation PV = nRT), it does not make sense to use a PV diagram.
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