Problem: A 100-W light bulb is placed in a cylinder equipped with a moveable piston. The lightbulb is turned on for 0.020 hour, and the assembly expands from an initial volume of 0.90 L to a final volume of 5.86 L against an external pressure of 1.0 atm. Use the wattage of the lightbulb and the time it is on to calculate ΔE in joules (assume that the cylinder and lightbulb assembly is the system and assume two significant figures).

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 q = 0.020 hr ×60 min1 hr×60 s1 min×100 J1 s


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A 100-W light bulb is placed in a cylinder equipped with a moveable piston. The lightbulb is turned on for 0.020 hour, and the assembly expands from an initial volume of 0.90 L to a final volume of 5.86 L against an external pressure of 1.0 atm. Use the wattage of the lightbulb and the time it is on to calculate ΔE in joules (assume that the cylinder and lightbulb assembly is the system and assume two significant figures).

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