(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A bicycle pump is a cylinder 20cm long and 3.0cm in diameter. The pump contains air at 21.0C and 1.0atm. If the outlet at the base of the pump is blocked and the handle is pushed in very quickly, compressing the air to half its original volume, how hot does the air in the pump become?

2. Relevant equations

PV=nRT

PV^gamma = PV^gamma

3. The attempt at a solution

So the intial volume is 1.55m^3. The final volume is .775m^3. And because the handle is pushed very quickly, the process is adiabatic. So I want to know what gamma is but do I use the one for di or triatomic? Then i just use the W = integral P dv?

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