8.9 torr conversion

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Paula Dowdell 1F
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8.9 torr conversion

Postby Paula Dowdell 1F » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:00 pm

I'm confused on the work calculation in 8.9!

w= -((750 Torr)/(760 Torr x atm^-1)) ((1846mL - 345mL)/(1000mL x L^-1)) = -1.48 L x atm

where did the 760 Torr & the 1000mL come from in the denominators of this work calculation?


Andrea Grigsby 1I
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Re: 8.9 torr conversion

Postby Andrea Grigsby 1I » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:12 pm

torr is another way to express pressure, but thermodynamics answers are usually always in atm so the conversion from torr to atm is on the formula sheet where 1 atm=760 torr!
and for the 1000ml, it's because work is calculated with liters

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