## second equation

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connie 2C
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### second equation

in the second equation, would we ever have to use the integral or would we just be using the equation -nRT(V2/V1)?

connie 2C
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### Re: second equation

sorry the equation is -nRTln(V2/V1)*^

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### Re: second equation

connie 2C wrote:in the second equation, would we ever have to use the integral or would we just be using the equation -nRT(V2/V1)?

I believe it depends on the question.

Vicki Liu 2L
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### Re: second equation

I believe the integral was just involved in the process of deriving the equation.

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### Re: second equation

Unless asked to derive the equation, you would just use the -nRTln(v2/v1).

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### Re: second equation

It is really used for when the pressure isn't constant do to find the work done, it is the integral of the subsequent volume changes. It is also used to derive the first formula.

nicole-2B
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### Re: second equation

and this equation is used for reversible reactions only?

Sally Qiu 2E
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### Re: second equation

if you solve the integral you would get ln( V2/V1).

Matthew Tsai 2H
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### Re: second equation

In this case, the only time you would need to integrate would be if asked to derive the equation, in which case you would need to understand each step of the integral on a conceptual level. For actual calculations you can just use the formula.