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Postby JennyCKim1J » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:54 am

For 8.27, I thought the equation for an reversible isothermal expansion is: w = -nRT*ln(V2/V1). However, on the answer sheet, "ln" is not part of the equation. Which then is the correct equation? Also, is V2 = final volume and V1 = initial volume?

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Re: 8.27

Postby Justin Lau 1D » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:57 am

Yeah you need the ln to get the correct answer. It's a typo in the answer key cuz the later part with real numbers has ln in it. Also yeah V2 is final answer V1 is initial.

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