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The equation of state of a gas is pV=nRT(1-B/V). Where R is a constant and B is a function of temperature alone.Show that the workdone by 1mole of the gas during a quasi static isothermal expansion from initial volume Vi to Vf is -RT[ ln Vf/Vi+(B/Vf-B/Vi)]

The equation of state of a gas is pV=nRT(1-B/V). Where R is a constant and B is a function of temperature alone.Show that the workdone by 1mole of the gas during a quasi static isothermal expansion from initial volume Vi to Vf is -RT[ ln Vf/Vi+(B/Vf-B/Vi)]

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Kareem Emmanuel
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8 months ago
The equation of state of a gas is pV=nRT(1-B/V). Where R is a constant and B is a function of temperature alone.Show that the workdone by 1mole of the gas during a quasi static isothermal expansion from initial volume Vi to Vf is -RT[ ln Vf/Vi+(B/Vf-B/Vi)]

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