PhysicsLAB AP Free Response Question
2006 B5

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A cylinder with a movable frictionless piston contains an ideal gas that is initially in state 1 at 1 x 105 Pa, 373 K, and 0.25 m3. The gas is taken through a reversible thermodynamic cycle as shown in the PV diagram above.
(a) Calculate the temperature of the gas when it is in the following states.
 i. State 2

 ii. State 3

 (b) Calculate the net work done on the gas during the cycle.

 (c) Was heat added to or removed from the gas during the cycle? Justify your answer.

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