What are CV and CP?

What are CV and CP?

Cp is “Specific Heat in constant pressure”. Cv is “Specific heat in constant volume”. This means it is the amount of heat required to increase temperature by 1 dgree celcius, when heat is given at constant volume. So, Cp and Cv is used according to the heat supplied.

Can two adiabatic curves intersect?

To answer your first question, yes two (different) adiabatic paths can intersect in a plot. See State A in Fig 2. However, for this to be possible, at least one of them has to be irreversible. For different reversible adiabatic processes involving the same working substance, their plots cannot intersect.

What is mean by quasi static process?

In thermodynamics, a quasi-static process (also known as quasi-equilibrium, from the Latin quasi, meaning ‘as if’), is a thermodynamic process that happens slowly enough for the system to remain in internal equilibrium. However, quasi-static processes involving entropy production are not reversible.

Why quasi static process is important?

Equilibrium in a system in a quasi-static process is established many times more rapidly than change in the physical parameters of the system. Quasi-static processes play an important role in thermodynamics, since thermodynamic cycles including only quasi-static processes yield maximum work values.

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