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

10 moles of an ideal gas are compressed isothermally and reversibly from 1 to 10 atmospheres at 300K. Determine the work done ON the gas.

2. Relevant equations

dw=-PdV

PV=nRT

3. The attempt at a solution

dT=0

T=300K

dP=10atm

calc dV from ideal gas law = 2.27e10 m^3

so now we have dV for work eqn, but P is not constant?

Thanks.

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# Homework Help: Compressing ideal gas isothermally, calc work

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