## Work vs. Work Function

$w=-P\Delta V$
and
$w=-\int_{V_{1}}^{V_{2}}PdV=-nRTln\frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$

Jasmine Wu 1L
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### Work vs. Work Function

Just out of curiosity, does work (as defined in Chapter 8.2 in the book) have anything to do with the work function we learned about in CHEM 14A?

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### Re: Work vs. Work Function

The work function has to do with the amount of work required to remove one electron from an atom.

Lauren Seidl 1D
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### Re: Work vs. Work Function

The work function is also the energy required to remove one electron.