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Consider filling a cylinder of compressed argon from a high-pressure supply line. Before filling, the cylinder contains 10 bar of argon at room temperature the valve is then opened, exposing the tank to a 50 bar line at room temperature until the cylinder reaches 50bar. The valve is then closed. For argon take C_p =5/2 *R and the molecular weight to be 40kg/mol. You may use the ideal gas model.

a) what is the temperature after the valve is closed.

b)if the cylinder sits in storage for a long time how much heat is transferred.

c) what is the pressure of the cylinder when it is shipped (after sitting a long time)

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Ok, so I'm not really worried about b or c yet since I can't get a.

Anyway My attempt:

I used an equation my prof gave us T2=(P2*(Cp/Cv)*T1)/(P2-P1 + P1/T1*(Cp/Cv)*T1

I plugged in the given value for Cp used Cv=Cp-R

used P2=50bar P1=10bar T1=298K and got 59.4 However I am pretty sure the temperature wouldn't go down, if anything it should go up since it is being compressed to a higher pressure. can anyone help maybe this equation is wrong or something? my prof writes really sloppy and I can't read it properly sometimes, let me know if this is the right forum too I wasn't sure where to put this question!

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# Homework Help: Thermodynamic pressure/temperature question

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