Closed System with a Piston

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Alondra Olmos 4C
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Closed System with a Piston

Postby Alondra Olmos 4C » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:45 pm

How does a system doing work on its surrounding (piston moving out) relate to the ideal gas law?

Sarah Zhao 4C
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Re: Closed System with a Piston

Postby Sarah Zhao 4C » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:59 pm

Pistons moving affects the volume and thus the pressure of the system. If PV=nRT, then yes, very much affected

madisondesilva1c
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Re: Closed System with a Piston

Postby madisondesilva1c » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:12 am

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.


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