Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 15 - The Laws of Thermodynamics - Misconceptual Questions: 1

Answer

Choice D, work is done on the gas.

Work Step by Step

By equation 15–3, the change in volume is negative during an isobaric compression so the work done by the ideal gas during the isobaric process is negative, i.e., work is done ON the gas.
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