The Diathermic and Adiabatic processes are generally used in thermodynamics for explaining the behavior of the system with the surroundings. Therefore, In this article, I am going to explain the difference between the Diathermic and Adiabatic Process in a detailed manner.

But before that, lets know the Definition of Temperature…

Definition of Temperature:

It is an intensive thermodynamic property related to the “hotness” or “coldness” of a body measured on a definite scale.

Example: Thermometer.

diffeence between diathermic and adiabatic process

Difference Between Diathermic and Adiabatic Process:

The main differences between Diathermic and Adiabatic Process are mentioned in the tabular column below.

Diathermic ProcessAdiabatic Process
Diathermic substances are those substances that allow heat to pass through them and the process is called as Diathermic Process.Adiabatic substances are those substances that do not allow heat to pass through them and the process is called as Adiabatic Process.
Any good conductor of heat is an example of diathermic substances. For example, Copper, Silver, Steel, etc.Any Insulator, glass, wool, asbestos, cork, etc.
Difference Between Diathermic and Adiabatic Process

This is the explanation on Diathermic and adiabatic process. If you have any doubts, you can ask us and we will give you the reply soon.

More Resources:

Macroscopic and Microscopic Properties [approach] of a Thermodynamic System [With PDF]

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Mohammed SHAFI

Mr. Mohammed Shafi is an Assistant Professor at Sreenidhi Institute of Science & Technology. By education, he is a Mechanical Engineer and expertise in CAD & CAM. Mechanical Students is his first...

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