Expansion Work

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Megan Purl 1E
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Expansion Work

Postby Megan Purl 1E » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:26 pm

What is the difference between expansion work and non-expansion work?

Kaelie Blanes-Ronda 2L
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Re: Expansion Work

Postby Kaelie Blanes-Ronda 2L » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:50 pm

Expansion work relates to pressure-volume work and is found with the equation w=-Pext*dV . Nonexpansion work deals with electricity and other forces such as friction and motion, and the maximum amount of nonexpansion work that can occur is given by Gibbs free energy.

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