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Problem: Two process are shown that take an ideal gas from state 1 to state 3. Compare the work done by process A to Process A the work done by process B. a) WA > WBb) WA < WB c) WA =WB = 0d) WA = WB but neither is zero

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Work is only done when the volume of the gas changes.

Therefore, a PV diagram gives a visual interpretation of work done. 

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Two process are shown that take an ideal gas from state 1 to state 3. Compare the work done by process A to Process A the work done by process B. 

a) WA > WB

b) WA < WB 

c) WA =WB = 0

d) WA = WB but neither is zero

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