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Thermodynamic Problem

  1. Sep 8, 2005 #1
    Hi Guys!

    plz help me in deriving this:

    A container of volume [tex]V_{c}[/tex] contains gas at a high temperature. The container id connected through a stopcock and a capillary tube to a cylinder equipped with a frictionless piston. When the stopcock is opened, the gas enters the cylinder while at the same time the pressure in the cylinder remains constant at the atmospheric value [tex]P_{a}[/tex].

    a) show that the amount of work done at the end of the process is


    where [tex]V_{a}[/tex] is the volume of the gas at the atmospheric temperature and pressure.

    b) How much work would have been done if the gas leaked directly into the atmosphere?

    Thanks in advance
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