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## Homework Statement

An ideal monatomic gas expands reversibly at a fixed pressure of 10^5 Pa from a volume of 1m^3 to 3m^3. Find the work done on the gas, the heat added to the gas and the change in internal energy

## Homework Equations

ΔU=ΔQ+ΔW

ΔW=-pΔV

Q=3/2nRT (because it's monatomic)

## The Attempt at a Solution

ΔW=-pΔV = -20^5J

How do I find ΔQ? I don't have the internal energy, I don't have the temperature so can't use Q=3/2nRT so how do I do it? I really don't get how I can find this without using Calorimetry which isn't part of our syllabus. I'm really frustrated and don't know what to do next. As soon as I have Q, U will simply pop out