I have found the following question on a previous exam paper whilst I've been doing my revision, and have a few questions about how to set up my answer.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Question:

Calculate the entropy change of 3 moles of an ideal gas when they are isothermally compressed (T = 30° C) from a volume 5V to a volume V.

My initial thought was to use PV = nRT, but because both n and T stay constant I then started thinking that I could just make P1V1 = P2V2.

However from my notes I have that PV^gamma = constant which confused me as there is no mention of a value for gamma in the question.

From here I would use the forumla W=-integralP(V)dV and then use the S=W/T formula.

Is this the correct way to go with this question?

Thanks for any feedback

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