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Homework Help: Adiabatic process part 2

  1. Dec 4, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An adiabatic process is performed on 15 moles of an ideal gas. the initial temperature is 320 K and the initial volume is 0.80m^3. the final volume is 0.40m^3. the adiabatic constant for the gas is 1.44
    the heat absorbed by the gas in kJ is closest to
    a. 0

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I think the heat absorbed by the gas is zero. I think this is a trick question because an adiabatic process involves no heat gained or lost. However, maybe I just misunderstand what consitutes an adiabatic process.
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  3. Dec 4, 2008 #2


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    You are right. An adiabatic process occures in the isolated system.
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