Difference Between Isothermal and Adiabatic Process

The major difference between these two types of process is that in adiabatic process, there is no transfer of heat towards or from the liquid which is considered. Where on the other hand, in isothermal process, there is a transfer of heat to the surroundings in order to make the overall temperature constant.

Isothermal

Adiabatic

Transfer of heat occurs

No Transfer of heat occurs

The pressure is more at a given volume

The pressure is less at a given volume

Temperature remains constant

Temperature changes due to internal system variations.

Heat can be added or released to the system just to keep the same temperature

There is no addition of heat nor heat is released because maintaining constant temperature doesn’t matter here.

The transformation is slow

The transformation is fast