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Homework Help: Getting strange answer , lease help

  1. Aug 10, 2006 #1


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    The question is
    a volume of 2.2m^3 of air at inital conditions of 1.2bar and 303K undergoes the following process to complete a cycle :

    i)isothermal compresssion from state 1 through a volumetric compression ration of 6 to state 2

    ii) isobaric expansion from state 2 back to the initial volume thus reaching state 3

    iii) isochoric cooling from state 3 back to the original pressure to reach state 1

    Q1) Find the mass of air present

    so i use the formula PV=nRT


    so i need to find N so i got 2.64 = 1818N
    which N is 1.452x10^-3 :cry:
    which is total not the mass of the air , please help
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  3. Aug 12, 2006 #2


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    R is the universal gas constant. It is not 6.
  4. Aug 12, 2006 #3


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    OMG, I just spit water all over my keyboard. :rofl:
  5. Aug 12, 2006 #4


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    ok , i kind of get it
    beacuse i'm given 2 R
    Rv is 6
    the other R is 0.287kJ/kg K

    so its


    then i get 29.90g (to 2d.p) Air

    is that right for the mass of air present?

    By the way , thank you so much for the help
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