# 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?

###### FREE Expert Solution

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.

###### Problem Details

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?