“What do we call it when a system’s state changes?”


Thermodynamic systems have a variety of properties, ranging from temperature to pressure to volume, which all make up its state. However, these properties are subject to change if the system is not in equilibrium. So what do we call this change in properties? Well, after much investigation, thermodynamicist have come up with the term process to describe this change. Processes can be of many types, such as changes in volume or pressure.

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