Gas Constant


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Hailey Boehm 2H
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Gas Constant

Postby Hailey Boehm 2H » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:39 pm

Is there an easy way to figure out what gas constant I should use? Which one is used the most often in the reversible expansion work equation, w= -nRTln(v2/v1)?

Tuong Nguyen 2I
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Re: Gas Constant

Postby Tuong Nguyen 2I » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:43 pm

I believe the one that is most often used is the 8.314 J.K^-1.mol^-1 one. However, each constant will be on the constants and equations sheet for the midterms/tests, so just pay attention to your units and which ones you need to cancel out, and you'll know which gas constant to use.

Brian Chhoy 4I
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Re: Gas Constant

Postby Brian Chhoy 4I » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:04 pm

The 8.314 J*mol^-1 *K^-1 would be the R value that you need to calculate the w in that equation. If you need to convert units, 101.325 J= 1L*atm. Thus R also equals 0.082057 L*atm* mol^-1 *K^-1, which is the R value used In the ideal gas law.

Hilda Sauceda 3C
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Re: Gas Constant

Postby Hilda Sauceda 3C » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:41 am

from the examples i have seen done they usually use that one so i dont think they will switch it up on us.

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