College Physics
posted by Sammy on .
7 Moles of a gas initially at temperature 300 K is compressed adiabatically from a volume of 1000 cm3 to a volume of 316 cm3. To the nearest tenth of a kJ what is the work done by the piston? (It is a monatomic ideal gas.)
I have W = (3/2)nRT1(V1^(gamma1) V2^(1gamma) times 1)
I tried to set it up and I got 56.4 but the answer was 30.3. Can someone tell me what I did wrong and tell me how to properly calculate it? Thanks!

v= 7 moles,
T₁=300 K
V₁=1000cm³= 10⁻³ m³
V₂=0.316•10⁻³ m³
W= {(vRT₁)/(γ1)} •[1(V₁/V₂)^(γ1)]=
γ=(i+2)/I =(3+2)/3 = 5/3
γ1=5/3 1 =2/3= 0.667
W= {(vRT₁)/(γ1)} •[1(V₁/V₂)^(γ1)]=
=  { 7•8.31•300/0.667}•[1 (10⁻³/0.316•10⁻³)^0.667] =
= 30252 J =30.252 kJ ≈ 30.3 kJ 
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