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Closed System with a Piston

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:45 pm
by Alondra Olmos 4C
How does a system doing work on its surrounding (piston moving out) relate to the ideal gas law?

Re: Closed System with a Piston

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:59 pm
by Sarah Zhao 4C
Pistons moving affects the volume and thus the pressure of the system. If PV=nRT, then yes, very much affected

Re: Closed System with a Piston

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:12 am
by madisondesilva1c
The piston either expands or minimizes the volume of your system. Therefore, the gas exerting work on a piston will increase the volume of the closed system. However if the environment does work on the system, the volume will decrease which is explained by the piston of the system compressing.