## value of R?

$w=-P\Delta V$
and
$w=-\int_{V_{1}}^{V_{2}}PdV=-nRTln\frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$

Saachi_Kotia_4E
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### value of R?

what is the value of the constant R? in one of the homework problems, we used R=0.08206 in the n=PV/RT formula, but then we used R=8.314 in the w=-nRTlnV1/V2 formula. why is the value of R different?

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### Re: value of R?

R is specific to each gas, it is a constant that is given

Jessica Chen 1F
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### Re: value of R?

R is 0.08206 in the PV=nRT formula because its units are L atm K-1 mol-1 in that case.
R is 8.314 in the w=-nRTlnV1/V2 formula because its units are J K-1 mol-1 in that case.

Amy Dinh 1A
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### Re: value of R?

The values of constant R are different due to the different units shown in each equation.