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Minh Ngo 4G
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Gas constant

Postby Minh Ngo 4G » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:31 pm

A piston confines 0.200mol Ne(g) in 1.20L at 25C. part (a)The gas is allowed to expand through an additional 1.20L against a constant pressure of 1.00 atm.
b) The gas is allowed to expand reversibly and isothermally to the same final volume.
So I want to calculate the work done for part b but I don't know what gas constant to use. Do I use 3.314 or 8.206? Thanks

Asha Agarwal 1E
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Re: Gas constant

Postby Asha Agarwal 1E » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:40 pm

When choosing a gas constant, you need to look at the units in the problem. Since you are given atm, use the gas constant 0.0821.

MaggieHan1L
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Re: Gas constant

Postby MaggieHan1L » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:19 pm

Where are you getting 3.314?

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Re: Gas constant

Postby 205405339 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:21 pm

use the gas constant that matches the units given in the question

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Re: Gas constant

Postby Callum Guo 1H » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:38 pm

There is a chart of gas constants. Match up R with the correct units.

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Re: Gas constant

Postby AronCainBayot2K » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:59 pm

Gas constant values are dependent on the unit of pressure. Since atm is given, you would use the constant with atm as the units present.


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