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Problem: You add equal amounts of heat to two identical cylinders containing equal amounts of the same ideal gas. Cylinder A is allowed to expand while cylinder B is not. How do the temperature changes of the two cylinders compare? (a) Cylinder A will experience a greater temperature change. (b) Cylinder B will experience a greater temperature change. (c) The two cylinders will experience the same temperature change.

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You add equal amounts of heat to two identical cylinders containing equal amounts of the same ideal gas. Cylinder A is allowed to expand while cylinder B is not. How do the temperature changes of the two cylinders compare?

(a) Cylinder A will experience a greater temperature change.

(b) Cylinder B will experience a greater temperature change.

(c) The two cylinders will experience the same temperature change.

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