Problem: If a balloon is inflated from a volume of 100.0 mL to 1.85 L against an external pressure of 1.00 atm, how much work is done (in J)? Hint: 1 L·atm = 101.3 JA. +0.85B. -177C. -1.75D. +180E. -101

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Calculate the work done by using the formula of pressure-volume-work equation:

W = -PV

where ΔV is 100 mL to 1.85 L 

P is 1 atm

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If a balloon is inflated from a volume of 100.0 mL to 1.85 L against an external pressure of 1.00 atm, how much work is done (in J)? 

Hint: 1 L·atm = 101.3 J

A. +0.85
B. -177
C. -1.75
D. +180
E. -101