Free Expansion


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Amanda Mac 1C
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Free Expansion

Postby Amanda Mac 1C » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:27 pm

When you have expansion in a vacuum, is it always free expansion and no work is being performed?

Evelyn L 1H
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Re: Free Expansion

Postby Evelyn L 1H » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:11 pm

Yes, there is no work being performed because there is no opposing pressure in a vacuum. Therefore it is freely expanding without any work being done.

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