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Finding internal energy change in a adiabatic compression process.

  1. Jun 28, 2010 #1
    Can you help me with this problem?

    An ideal gas is compressed adiabatically. The work done over it is 200 J.
    How much will the internal energy change?

    A) 200 J
    B) 100 J
    C) -200 J
    D) 0 J

    Which formula do you use to solve it?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2010 #2

    kuruman

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    Try the First Law of Thermodynamics.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2010 #3
    But in this case work is applied to the system from the outside.
    So this means that energy is added to the system and the correct answer would be 200 J?
    Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2010 #4

    kuruman

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    What does the First Law of Thermodynamics say? Is it inapplicable when work is supplied from the outside?
     
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