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Homework Help: Physics conceptual

Posted by Jasmine on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 3:14pm.

You hold an inflated balloon over a hot air vent in your house and watch it slowly expand. You then remove it and let it cool back to room temperature. During the expansion, which was larger: the heat added to the balloon or the work done by the air inside? explain. (assume that air is an idea gas.) Once the balloon has returned to room temperature, how does the net heat gained or lost by the air inside it compare to the net work done on it by the surrounding air?

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