## Find the work done by the gas for the given volume and pressure. Assume that the pressure is inversely proportional to the volume. (See Exam

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Find the work done by the gas for the given volume and pressure. Assume that the pressure is inversely proportional to the volume. (See Example 6.) A quantity of gas with an initial volume of 2 cubic feet and a pressure of 1000 pounds per square foot expands to a volume of 3 cubic feet. (Round your answer to two decimal places.)

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810.93

## Step-by-step explanation:

Let the pressure be given by P and the volume be V.

Since pressure is inversely proportional to volume, we can write;

P ∝ $$\frac{1}{V}$$

=> P = $$\frac{c}{V}$$          ————-(i)

Where;

c = constant of proportionality.

When the volume of the gas is 2 cubic feet, pressure is 1000 pounds per square foot.

V = 2 ft³

P = 1000lb/ft²

Substitute these values into equation (i) as follows;

1000 = $$\frac{c}{2}$$

=> c = 2 x 1000

=> c = 2000 lbft

Substituting this value of c back into equation (i) gives

P = $$\frac{2000}{V}$$

This is the general equation for the relation between the pressure and the volume of the given gas.

To calculate the work done W by the gas, we use the formula

$$W = \int\limits^{V_1}_{V_0} {P} \, dV$$

Where;

V₁ = final volume of the gas = 3ft³

V₀ = initial volume of the gas = 2ft³

Substitute P = $$\frac{2000}{V}$$, V₁ = 3ft³ and V₀ = 2ft³

$$W = \int\limits^{3}_{2} {\frac{2000}{V} } \, dV$$

Integrate

W = 2000ln[V]³₂

W = 2000(In – ln)

W = 2000(0.405465108)

W = 810.93016

W = 810.93 [to 2 decimal places]

Therefore, the work done by the gas for the given pressure and volume is 810.93