# Problem: Consider an ideal gas enclosed in a 1.00 L container at an internal pressure of 10.0 atm.Calculate the work, w, if the gas expands against a constant external pressure of 1.00 atm to a final volume of 25.0 L. Now calculate the work done if this process is carried out in two steps.1. First, let the gas expand against a constant external pressure of 5.00 atm to a volume of 5.00 L.2. From there, let the gas expand to 25.0 L against a constant external pressure of 1.00 atm.

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Consider an ideal gas enclosed in a 1.00 L container at an internal pressure of 10.0 atm.

Calculate the work, w, if the gas expands against a constant external pressure of 1.00 atm to a final volume of 25.0 L.

Now calculate the work done if this process is carried out in two steps.

1. First, let the gas expand against a constant external pressure of 5.00 atm to a volume of 5.00 L.

2. From there, let the gas expand to 25.0 L against a constant external pressure of 1.00 atm.

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