Problem: Two different gases occupy two separate bulbs. Consider the process that occurs when the stopcock separating the gases is opened, assuming the gases behave ideally.Is the process that occurs when the stopcock is opened a reversible one?

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We are being asked to determine if the opening the stopcock is a reversible reaction.

Recall that a reversible process is a process in which the system and environment can be restored to the same initial states that they were in before the process occurred if we go back along the path of the process.

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Two different gases occupy two separate bulbs. 

Two flasks are shown, connected by a stopcock.  Each contains ten spheres of a single type, but each flask has a different type.

Consider the process that occurs when the stopcock separating the gases is opened, assuming the gases behave ideally.

Is the process that occurs when the stopcock is opened a reversible one?

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