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Thermodynamics : Work done in Different Processes

  1. Nov 11, 2012 #1
    I need some help in thermodynamics (chemistry).

    I'm currently studying in class 11th, preparing for IIT-JEE. I am looking for a precise comparison between the work done in different types of thermodynamic processes on gases.

    I searched the net a lot for this stuff, but all i got was explanation of processes in different types of systems.
    What I am actually looking for is the comparison in magnitudes of work done in expansion/compression of gases in BOTH REVERSIBLE AND IRREVERSIBLE processes in different types of conditions (isochoric, isobaric etc.)

    Can someone please help me out? Thank you.
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  3. Nov 11, 2012 #2
    Since you are (presumably) studying Chemistry, look in

    Physical Chemistry by Walter J Moore

    He shows some very good worked chemical examples of exactly the type you request.

    It is also a superb physical chemistry textbook for other purposes by the way.
  4. Nov 11, 2012 #3


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    Since I am also preparing for JEE, I am not sure if he'd able to find Walter J Moore here.
  5. Nov 15, 2012 #4
    yea....nuke's right!
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