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Calculating delta E for a Gas

  1. Mar 1, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Calculate DeltaE of a gas for a process in which the gas absorbs 42J of heat and does 14J of work on the surroundings. (ie the gas expands)

    2. Relevant equations
    DeltaH=DeltaE-Q


    3. The attempt at a solution
    42=deltaE-14

    DeltaE=+28J

    This is one of the last problems on my chem review and it just seems too easy. If anyone could verify my process that would be great.
     
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  3. Mar 1, 2010 #2

    rock.freak667

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    wouldn't then ΔE=42+14 ?
     
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