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An ideal monatomic gas is contained in a cylinder with a movable piston. Initially, the gas is at pressure p_0 and temperature T_0, and the cylinder...

An ideal monatomic gas is contained in a cylinder with a movable piston. Initially, the gas is at pressure p_0 and temperature T_0, and the cylinder has volume V_0 .


Calculate the work W done by the gas as it expands isothermally from V_0 to R_V V_0 .
Express the work done in terms of p_0, V_0 , and R_V. Use ln for the natural logarithm.

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Initial conditions = Po Vo and To
Final condition=To, RvVo
Work done = -2.303nRTolog(V2/V1)
also at initial point => Po Vo = nR To
so work done in isothermal expansion = -2.303PoVolog(RvVo/Vo) =...

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