Problem: The external pressure on a gas sample is 2660 mmHg, and the volume changes from 0.88 L to 0.63 L at constant temperature. Find w (in kJ) done on the gas (1 atm•L = 101.3 J).

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Volume of gas changes from 0.88 L (V1) to 0.63 L (V2) with an external pressure of 2660 mmHg

Work done by the gas can be calculated as:

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The external pressure on a gas sample is 2660 mmHg, and the volume changes from 0.88 L to 0.63 L at constant temperature. Find w (in kJ) done on the gas (1 atm•L = 101.3 J).

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