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Non-ideal gas?

  1. Jan 31, 2014 #1
    So today I came across this question:
    2) CHEMISTRY Multiple Choice Which of the following statements is NOT true:

    W) an ideal gas cannot undergo condensation
    X) the less mass a particle has, the faster it will effuse
    Y) when a gas is compressed, its temperature always increases
    Z) a gas is easier to compress than a liquid

    ANSWER: Y) WHEN A GAS IS COMPRESSED, ITS TEMPERATURE ALWAYS INCREASES

    I just can't think of a case where this would be false. Is it possible for a gas to remain the same temperature or even cool when it is compressed?
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2014 #2

    Borek

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    It depends on whether you compress the gas adiabatically or not. If you compress it infinitely slowly is will equilibrate with the outside temperature and its temperature will not increase.
     
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