Constant pressure and constant volume

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Baoying Li 1B
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Constant pressure and constant volume

Postby Baoying Li 1B » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:54 pm

What is the difference between constant pressure and constant volume? How would the heat, work, and internal energy respond to these two states?

Asha Agarwal 1E
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Re: Constant pressure and constant volume

Postby Asha Agarwal 1E » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:53 pm

Constant volume refers to the size of the container staying the same whereas constant pressure refers to the pressure staying the same as a result of the number of moles or volume staying the same while other factors change.

Daniel Chen 2L
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Re: Constant pressure and constant volume

Postby Daniel Chen 2L » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:00 pm

Have we learned about how heat, work, and internal energies respond to these yet?

Shutong Hou_1F
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Re: Constant pressure and constant volume

Postby Shutong Hou_1F » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:39 pm

Pressure and volume are two totally different measurements, because they measure different parameters of substances and have different units. However, change in pressure, under many circumstances, could imply change in volume, and vice versa, according to the ideal gas law, PV = nRT.


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