# Problem: If a system does not change its volume during the course of a process, does it do pressure-volume work?

###### FREE Expert Solution

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:

$\overline{){\mathbf{w}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{-}}{\mathbf{P\Delta V}}}$

where:

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

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###### Problem Details

If a system does not change its volume during the course of a process, does it do pressure-volume work?