Hi, my question is this. Is a gas with a positive intermolecular potential like a gravity potential in a pendulum???? By this I mean if you compress and the expand the gas the force goes from max potential to a minimum ,creating molecular acceleration in the process and then reverses the process with expansion , correct??? PE <=> acceleration.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

As I understand it this is similar to a pendulum, Grav P <=> acceleration.

Disregarding the small heat loss,,, isnt it true that the total energy of this reciprocal transformation is constant through the whole cycle in a pendulum?????

Is this true with the potential in the gas ??? Disregarding the kinetic energy added through the action of compression and the original kinetic energy,,,the PE <=> Kinetic energy total is constant throughout the process????

Any insight into this question would be apprecciated Thanks

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# Question about intermolecular forces in gases

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