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There is a closed, thermally insulated cylinder, separated into two chambers by a moveable, frictionless, gas-tight, thermally insulating piston.

Initial, the volume of each chamber is 3 liters, and each contains an identical monoatomic ideal gas at pressure of 1 atmosphere and a temperature of 20C. You may assume that all relevant properties of the gas are temperature independent, and that classical equipartition theory is valid.

A heating coil inside chamber A is used to slowly supply heat to the gas in this chamber. This gas expands until equilibrium is reached and the pressure in chamber B is 3.5 atmospheres.

Calculate:

1. The work done on the gas in chamber B.

2. The final temperature of the gas in chamber B.

3. The final temperature of the gas in chamber A.

4. The ammount of heat supplied by the heating coil.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

I really have no idea where to start! I've been reading over all of my notes and books, but I can't work out which equation or bit of the question to start with. Thank you so much if you can help with this!

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# Homework Help: Thermally isolated cylinder - work done and temperature changes in each chamber

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