Worksheet: Types of Work
In this worksheet, we will practice describing the mechanisms of pressure–volume and mechanical work in chemical and physical processes.
Consider a gas for which the equation of state (with ) can be used to describe its behavior. Suppose a 2 mol sample of this gas is compressed isothermally and reversibly from an initial volume of 10 dm3 to a final volume of 1 dm3. How much work () is done on the gas sample in this compression process, and how much is the internal energy () of the gas changed?