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Homework Help: Potential Energy of a bottle w/ pressure

  1. Sep 1, 2010 #1
    I'm asked to calculate the potential energy of a 1 liter bottle with a pressure 10^4N/m^2 above atmospheric pressure.

    I can't seem to find any formula in my book, or even through searching google extensively, that uses pressure and volume to calculate potential energy. Any ideas?
     
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  3. Sep 1, 2010 #2

    rock.freak667

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    The only thing I can think of is work done by gas = PV.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2010 #3
    I'm sorry could you clarify what you mean
     
  5. Sep 1, 2010 #4

    rock.freak667

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    The only thing I can see happening with those values is the work done by the gas inside the bottle = pressure * volume.
     
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