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expansion work

Postby Ekayana Sethi 2K » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:31 pm

in expansion work the volume increases. does the pressure change or is it constant at 1 atm?

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Re: expansion work

Postby DianaTrujillo2K » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:47 pm

In expansion work the pressure is usually constant and given in the problem; therefore the equation is work=−PΔV.

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Re: expansion work

Postby Alex Nechaev 1I » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:59 pm

Also note that the equation given above is used for irreversible processes.


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