I have the question, "Heat is added to an ideal gas at 20 degrees C. If the internal energy of the gas increases by a factor of three - what is the final temperature (in degrees C) round off to the nearest whole number?"(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I know U=3/2NkT or U= 3/2nRT

I see I have 3U and I need to convert 20 degrees C to 293.15K, all the other units are the same. I know k = 1.38 X 10^-23 and somewhere it says what R is. I thought if I set the same equation = to each other I could get the answer, 3(3/2 * k * T)= 3/2 * k * T, but I'm not getting anything feasible. What am I doing wrong? Any help is appreciated!

Thanks,

Carissa

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# Homework Help: Ideal gas and final temperature

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