A closed cylinder with a piston is used to compress gas that is initially at 1bar and temperature 293K. The compression is performed adiabatically until the volume is 1m3 and the pressure is 10bar, calculate the work done.
pV = nR0T - ideal gas assumption
pVy = const. - adiabatic compression
W = (p2V2 - p1V1) / y - 1 - work for adiabatic compression
The Attempt at a Solution
We have the following unknown variables: T2 , V1 and y. And we only have two equations. Is there anything I am missing?