constant volume

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Briana Yik 1H
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constant volume

Postby Briana Yik 1H » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:03 pm

Is there always no work done when volume is constant?

Cynthia Aragon 1B
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Re: constant volume

Postby Cynthia Aragon 1B » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:05 pm

An isochoric process is one in which the volume is held constant, meaning that the work done by the system will be zero. The only change will be that a gas gains internal energy.

Sometimes reactions happen in a rigid, sealed container such as a bomb calorimeter. When no change in volume is possible, it is also not possible for gases to do work because Delta V= 0. In this situation, work = 0 and change in energy for the system must occur in other ways such as heat.

Hope this helps.

Karan Thaker 2L
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Re: constant volume

Postby Karan Thaker 2L » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:54 pm

Think of the graph we examined in lecture... Lack of volume change would contribute to no area under the curve, making the word done equal to zero.

Harshita Talkad 4L
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Re: constant volume

Postby Harshita Talkad 4L » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:30 pm

Since work is the force applied on the object multiplied the distance it has moved, if volume is constant, the distance is zero, which means no work is done.

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