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Why a reversible process can't be both isothermal and adiabatic, while an irreversible one can be?

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  • $\begingroup$ Even the case of an irreversible isothermal adiabatic process is l very unusual. It applies to Joule-Thomson situations of ideal gases, but I can't think of any others. $\endgroup$ – Chet Miller Jul 12 '19 at 13:55

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