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Homework Help: Thermodynamics-Pressure and Volume

  1. Sep 11, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Ammonia at 10C with a mass of 10kg is in a piston/cylinder assembly with an initial volume of 1 m^3. The piston initially resting on the stops has a mass such that a pressure of 900 kPa will float it. Now the ammonia is slowly heated to 50C. Find the final pressure and volume.

    2. Relevant equations
    Vo(specific volume)=volume/mass

    Vf of saturated ammonia @ 10C = .0016 m^3/kg
    Vf of sat. ammonia @ 50C= .00177 m^3/kg
    Vg of sat. ammonia @ 10C = .20541 m^3/kg
    Vg of sat. ammonia @ 50C = .06335 m^3/kg

    3. The attempt at a solution
    My attempt was assuming the final pressure to be 900kPa and solve for V that way, but there is no way for me to check if that is correct.
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