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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Two pistons in two different cylinders are connected by a rigid rod. A pin used to fix the pistons in place is removed and the system is allowed to equilibrate adiabatically. Assuming that air behaves as an ideal gas, determine the temperature of the gas in Tank A and Tank B (Tf) at the final state assuming that the temperatures are equal.

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2. Relevant equations

Pv=RT

3. The attempt at a solution

I attempted to find the volume of each of the chambers in the initial state by using Pv = RT at both the top and bottom chamber.

I came up with v_top=.01435 m^3 and v_bottom=.010045 m^3

I'm unsure where to go from here. I know that P_1*v_1=mRT_1 and P_2*v_2=mRT_2. I'm just unsure how to relate all of this to finding the final temperature.

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# Homework Help: Thermodynamics - Ideal Gas Model

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