## Derivation of Formula

$w=-P\Delta V$
and
$w=-\int_{V_{1}}^{V_{2}}PdV=-nRTln\frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$

TanveerDhaliwal3G
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### Derivation of Formula

Should we know how to derive the equation for work for isothermal reversible reactions? As in know the integral and how it results in the equation?

Tiffany Chao 2H
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### Re: Derivation of Formula

I don't think we'll be expected to know how to derive it.

Elizabeth Bowen 1J
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### Re: Derivation of Formula

I don't think so either

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### Re: Derivation of Formula

I think the derivation of the formula was done to show how a specific formula that we would need to know resulted from it. So, I don’t think we’ll need to know how to derive equations.