1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Estimate the pressure increase required to impart 1 J of mechanical work in reversibly compressing 1 mol of silver at room temperature. What pressure rise would be required to impart 1 J of work to 1 mol of alumina at room temperature? For alumina take the molar volume to be 25.715 (cc/mol) and (BETA)=8*10^(-7) (atm)^(-1). For silver, the molar volume is 10.27 (cc/mol) and (BETA)= 9.93*10^(-6) Beta is the coefficient of compressibility 2. Relevant equations Mechanical Work= -PdV dV=V(ALPHA)dt-V(BETA)dP 3. The attempt at a solution I assumed that temperature remained constant during this process. I know that the answer should be 9.6*(10)^6 atm for silver and 978 atm for alumina. I have been getting 140041 atm for silver and 311800 atm for alumina. The attempt is attached below. Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance!