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Internal Energy Problem Help
« on: March 09, 2018, 12:45:58 PM »

Internal Energy Problem.. A chemical reaction occurs, 25.5 KJ of energy is exchanged between the system and surroundings...

given:

Pressure: 3.50 atm

L*atm= 101.32 J

w= -pDeltaV

temperature change: 7.6 Kelvin

What is the change in internal energy?
This one's really stumping me. Any help would be appreciated. Even just a hint.
I've tried rearranging the pv work equation, I've tried rearranging the change internal equation. Actually just not sure where the temperature fits into all this. I understand most of this. This isn't like any internal energy problem I've run into..
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Re: Internal Energy Problem Help
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 01:12:14 PM »

Here's work
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Re: Internal Energy Problem Help
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 01:13:51 PM »

Side note: I'm not even sure if this problem is possible to solve without more info
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Re: Internal Energy Problem Help
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 09:34:26 PM »

Side note: I'm not even sure if this problem is possible to solve without more info


Thermodynamics is definitely not my forte, but at first sight I don't see how to solve this one as well.
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Re: Internal Energy Problem Help
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 08:17:19 PM »

Doesn't provide enough information to make sense of what's going on.  If work is being done, what is moving?  Is the reaction being conducted within a piston where ideal gas can be assumed?  If so, w = pΔV = nRΔT.  What is the direction of the energy exchange in regards to the system and the surroundings?
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