Problem: Which cannot leave or enter an isolated system? Heat, work, or matter?

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We have to describe which of the given quantity cannot leave or enter an isolated system.


A thermodynamic systemis a body of matter or energy that is confined in space by clear boundaries that separate it from surroundings.


Based on what can be exchanged between the system and its surroundings, a system can be one of these three types.

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Which cannot leave or enter an isolated system? Heat, work, or matter?

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