## work done at equilibrium

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

JustinHorriat_4f
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### work done at equilibrium

what is the importance of the equation of the work done at equilibrium? (the integral). Because it still gets you the same equation?

Justin Sarquiz 2F
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### Re: work done at equilibrium

Work done at equilibrium is w=-nRT ln V2/V1. According to the graph that Lavelle showed us, the area under the graph for reversible reactions is greater than irreversible reactions. Therefore, reversible reactions do more work than irreversible reactions.