Posted by **Sean** on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 12:40am.

A sample of helium behaves as an ideal gas as it is heated at constant pressure from 273 K to 353 K. If 25.0 J of work is done by the gas during this process, what is the mass of helium present?

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**drwls**, Friday, May 13, 2011 at 1:28am
Work = P *(V2 - V1) = 25.0 J

Now, since V = nRT/P where n is the number of moles of He, pressure cancels out and

W = n*R*(T2 - T1)

R is the gas constsnt.Solve for n, the number of moles. That and the atomic mass of He (4.00) will tell you the mass.

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**drwls**, Friday, May 13, 2011 at 1:30am
R = 8.3145 J/mol K in case you need that number to solve for n

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**SJ**, Monday, December 3, 2012 at 9:42pm
.096 kg

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