Work Equations

isochoric/isometric: $\Delta V = 0$
isothermal: $\Delta T = 0$
isobaric: $\Delta P = 0$

Giselle1B
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Work Equations

What are all the formulas associated to finding work and how do you know which one to use?

Alexa Tabakian 1A
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Re: Work Equations

There is w=-PdeltaV, w=nRTln(V2/V1), and w=nRTln(P1/P2)
The first one would be used for constant pressure and irreversible reactions. The second and third ones would be used in isothermic reversible expansions.