In an isothermal process, 3700 J of work is done by an ideal gas. Is this enough information to tell how much heat has been added to the system? If so, how much? If not, why not?
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What is isothermal expansion. It is the expansion when the product of P(Pressure) and V(Volume) is equal to a constant. I.e PV = K ( a constant)
We do not know the pressure at which it was compressed from 1 litre to 0.5 ltre. So we can use p/P0. Where P0 is atmospheric pressure at sea level.
So if at the start pressure was P1 and volume is 1 litre. It is compressed to 0.5 litres at same pressure. It is now expanded. Initial Pressure = P1, Volume = 0.5 litres.
As PV = constant P1V1 = P2V2. It will expand to 1 litre. So 0.5 * P1 = 1* P2. So P2 = Twice the value of P1.
Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
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