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Year 12: Cambridge Physics Problem (Thermal System)

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Two cylinders A and C of equal volume V contain the same ideal gas at temperature T and at pressures 2p and p respectively. A valve connecting the two cylinders is opened slightly and as the gas leaks from A to B, the pressure in A is maintained at 2p by pushing in a piston. The process is continued until the gas in cylinder B is also at 2p. If there is good thermal contact between the cylinders but the are thermally insulated from their surroundings, find:
(i) The final temperature in terms of T
(ii) the final volume of gas in cylinder A in terms of V.

Before I attempt the question, may I ask if the final temperature will be the same for both sides of the cylinder? What about the pressure? I'm still visualising the problem. Thank you!
 
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Hi johnconnor! :smile:

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Before I attempt the question, may I ask if the final temperature will be the same for both sides of the cylinder?
At equilibrium(final state) the temperatures will definitely be equal.


What about the pressure?
johnconnor said:
pressure in A is maintained at 2p by pushing in a piston. The process is continued until the gas in cylinder B is also at 2p
:wink:
 

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