# Calculate the work done on the gas during the expansion

1. Feb 5, 2008

### rutherfordln

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
One mole of an ideal gas initially at a temperature of T$$_{}i$$ = 4$$\circ$$ C undergoes an expansion at a constant pressue of 1.00 atm, to four times its original volume.

a.) Calculate the new temperature T$$_{}f$$ of the gas.
b.) Calculate the work done on the gas during the expansion.

2. Relevant equations

P$$_{}f$$V$$_{}f$$/P$$_{}i$$V$$_{}i$$ = nRT$$_{}f$$/nRT$$_{}i$$

3. The attempt at a solution
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Feb 5, 2008

### Hootenanny

Staff Emeritus
...?

3. Feb 5, 2008

### rutherfordln

Im not sure where to start

4. Feb 5, 2008

### Hootenanny

Staff Emeritus
Well you have the ideal gas equation, as you have already pointed out. What do you think we could do with it?