Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 6 - Sections 6.1-6.10 - Exercises - Review Questions: 18

Answer

Pressure-volume work is the work that occurs when a volume change takes place against an external pressure.

Work Step by Step

It is calculated by multiplying the negative of the pressure and the change in volume that occurs during expansion. $$w=-P\times\Delta V$$
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