We’re being asked to determine if a system can do pressure-volume work when its volume does not change during the course of a process.
Recall that pressure-volume work (w) is given by:
P = pressure (in atm)
ΔV = Vfinal – Vinitial = change in volume (in L)
From the given equation, we can see that the pressure P is constant.
If a system does not change its volume during the course of a process, does it do pressure-volume work?
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