Physical Chemistry : Work

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Physical Chemistry

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Work

Argon gas is confined in a  container at . What is the work done if the gas expands against an external pressure of  to a volume of

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The work () done by a system is:

 with  and 

Plugging the values given into the work equation gives:

Example Question #2 : Work

Argon gas is confined in a  at . What is the work done if the gas expands against an external pressure of  to a volume of

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The work () done by a system is:

 with  and 

Plugging the values given into the work equation gives:

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