The elastic collisions of gas

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I have read that when a gas atom or molecule collides with the wall of a container that the collision is completely elastic, and that the gas particle has the same energy after the collision as it did before the collision. I don't understand how it could transfer pressure to the container wall if it did not lose energy though.
 
Pressure being transferred doesn't mean work is being done.

For work to be done there should be a pressure along with a volume change.
 

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