Recall that at the isothermal system → ΔE = 0
The internal energy of an ideal gas depends only on its temperature. Which of the following is true of an isothermal (constant-temperature) expansion of an ideal gas against a constant external pressure?
a. ΔE is positive
b. w is positive
c. q is positive
d. ΔE is negative
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Internal Energy concept. You can view video lessons to learn Internal Energy. Or if you need more Internal Energy practice, you can also practice Internal Energy practice problems.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Knecht's class at UM.