Work without volume


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Abigail Menchaca_1H
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Work without volume

Postby Abigail Menchaca_1H » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:34 pm

Can we calculate work without knowing change in volume?

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Re: Work without volume

Postby TimVintsDis4L » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:36 pm

I don't know if this really helps, but if we are given the Internal Energy, q, or things that can be used to find q such as and t, then we can find q using . Once you find the q, you can plug it into to get w.

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Re: Work without volume

Postby J_CHEN 4I » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:38 pm

The only types of work we need to know for thermodynamics are expansion work and non-expansion work, which involve volume change.

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Re: Work without volume

Postby Sreyes_1C » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:42 pm

since what we learned involves expansion of volume, we need the change in volume to see how much work is done

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Re: Work without volume

Postby Chloe Alviz 1E » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:46 am

I think most of the problems that we do involve expansion work (so a change in volume is given), but since you can relate work with U = q + w, I assume you can find it through this equation given the internal energy and enthalpy.

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Re: Work without volume

Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:26 pm

Since w=p(deltaV), not knowing the volume would mean you cant calculate work. But since U= q + w, given internal energy and enthalpy, you could calculate work.

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