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Thermodynamic Problem

  1. Apr 18, 2005 #1
    Q. A 2-m3 rigid tank contains nitrogen gas at 500kPa and 300 K. Now heat is transferred to the nitrogen in the tank and the pressure of nitrogen rises to 800 kPa. The work done during this process is ....

    Do we need to use

    W = P2v2 - P1v1/ ( 1-n)

    Some guidance requested please.

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  3. Apr 19, 2005 #2


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    Key words:
    "rigid tank" meaning no change in volume. (I'm assuming this says a 2 cubic meter rigid tank.)
    "heat transfered" meaning changes in state of the nitrogen are due to heat transfer, not work.

    There is no work done, there is only heat transfer changing the state of the nitrogen.
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