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Understanding equations of state from a non-chemistry perspective

  1. May 27, 2013 #1
    I'm learning about the refrigerator model proposed by Einstein and Szilard. Using butane as a refrigerant, ammonia as a pressure equalizer, and water to absorb the ammonia.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einstein_refrigerator

    I've come across some doctoral research investigating it, but I'm having trouble following the equation of state as I haven't studied chemistry since my Intro to Chemistry college courses in 2007.
    http://www-old.me.gatech.edu/energy/andy_phd/two.htm
    I understand the concept perfectly, but could someone break down the equations into something easier to follow?
     
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