physics

posted by .

2 moles of an ideal gas at 20k changes from a pressure of 15 atm to 3 atm at constant temperature. Calculate the work done by the gas.

  • physics -

    At constant temperature, P*V = constant and
    P dV = - V dP = -nRT/P*dP

    Work done is therefore
    Integral P dV = -(nRT) dP/P
    = (-nRT) ln P2/P1
    = nRT*ln(P1/P2)
    = 2.0 moles*RT*ln5

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. physics

    A 1.80 mol sample of an ideal diatomic gas at a pressure of 1.20 atm and temperature of 410 K undergoes a process in which its pressure increases linearly with temperature. The final temperature and pressure are 710 K and 1.83 atm. …
  2. physics

    five mole of an ideal gas are kept at a constant temperature of 53 degree celcius while the pressure of the gas is increased from 1 atm to 3 atm calculate the work done by the gas
  3. chemistry

    A sample of an ideal gas at 15.0 atm and 10.0 L is allowed to expand against a constant externam pressure of 2.00 atm at a constant temperature. Calculate the work in KJ for the gas expansion (Boyle's law applies)
  4. Physics

    A rigid tank contains 1.80 moles of an ideal gas. Determine the number of moles of gas that must be withdrawn from the tank to lower the pressure of the gas from 27.9 atm to 4.80 atm. Assume the volume of the tank and the temperature …
  5. Physics

    A rigid tank contains 1.20 moles of an ideal gas. Determine the number of moles of gas that must be withdrawn from the tank to lower the pressure of the gas from 28.5 atm to 5.30 atm. Assume the volume of the tank and the temperature …
  6. physics

    Question Part Points Submissions Used 1 –/1 0/2 Total –/1 A rigid tank contains 1.40 moles of an ideal gas. Determine the number of moles of gas that must be withdrawn from the tank to lower the pressure of the gas from 21.6 atm …
  7. Chemistry

    You have 1L of an ideal gas at 0 degree celsius and 10 atm pressure. You allow the gas to expand against a constant external pressure of 1 atm, while the temperature remains constant. Assuming, 101.3 J/liter-atm, find q,w,delta E, …
  8. Chemistry

    Consider an ideal gas encloesd in a 1.00 L container at an internal pressure of 10.0 atm. Calculate the work, w, if the gas expands against a constant external pressure of 1.00 atm to a final volume of 20.0 L. w = ____ J now calculate …
  9. physics

    A rigid tank contains 1.80 moles of an ideal gas. Determine the number of moles of gas that must be withdrawn from the tank to lower the pressure of the gas from 21.6 atm to 5.80 atm. Assume the volume of the tank and the temperature …
  10. Chemistry

    1) 0.19 litre of an ideal monatomic gas (Cv,m = 3R/2) initially at 83 °C and 47 atm pressure undergo an expansion against a constant external pressure of 1.19 atm, and do 2.3 kJ of work. The final pressure of the gas is 1.19 atm. …

More Similar Questions