A model Stirling engine uses n = 8.04 × 10–3 mol of gas (assumed to be ideal) as a working substance. It operates between a high temperature reservoir at TH = 98.0 °C and a low temperature reservoir at Tc = 25.0 °C. The volume of its working substance doubles during each expansion stroke. It runs at a rate of 0.7 cycles per second. Assume the engine is ideal.
How much work does the engine do per cycle?
W(eng) = Qh - Qc
The Attempt at a Solution
I assume that you have to find the energy input and output by using the temperatures, and the mol of gas, taking into account it's an ideal gas. However, taking the first step is the problem. I have no clue how to work out Qh and Qc, from the given data. Or perhaps there's some other way you have to solve it?