For the two PV diagrams below, find the net work done on the gas during the process indicated by the path. (Enter your answers in J.)?

For the two PV diagrams below, find the net work done on the gas during the process indicated by the path. (Enter your answers in J.)

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  • 1 month ago

    Work done = pressure * volume change.

    During the expansion of the gas it does (3*2 + 6*2)*10^5 = 18 * 10^5 J

    During compression then (9.2+3*2)*10 ^ 5 = 24*10^5 J is done on it.

    So during the entire cycle a NET 6 * 10 ^ 5 J is done on the gas.

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