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Homework Help: physics - another thermo problem

Posted by Nik on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 5:40pm.

A bicycle pump is a cylinder 20 cm long and 3.0 cm in diameter. The pump contains air at 25.0 C and 1.0 atm. If the outlet at the base of the pump is blocked and the handle is pushed in very quickly, compressing the air to half its original volume, how hot does the air in the pump become?

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