Chemistry (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0078021529
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-152-7

Chapter 5 - Questions and Problems: 5.15

Answer

w = 925 J , work is done on the system.

Work Step by Step

Given, $\Delta U$= 510 J; q = -415 J ( negative sign for exothermic process). We know, $\Delta U$ = q+w or w= $\Delta U$-q = 510 J-(-415 J)= 925 J. Sign is positive which indicates that the work is done on the system.
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