Answer to Question #5546 in Molecular Physics | Thermodynamics for cncrowell

Question #5546
One mole of the ideal gas is initially at 4 atm and 2 L. As the gas is slowly heated, the plot of its state on a PV diagram moves in a straight line to the state 5 atm and 7 L. Find the work done by the gas. Answer in units of kJ
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2020-03-17T10:22:47-0400

The work done by the gas



Density as a function of volume - is linear:



Let’s find the necessary constants.



So we have



Note that


Answer: 2.28kJ

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