Reversible and Irreversible Expansion/Compression Processes: Example Problems
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Example Problem 1
An ideal gas expands from 10 bar and 205°C to 1.5 bar and 150°C. The expansion is irreversible and adiabatic. What is the change in enthalpy for 10 mol of gas? CP = 30 J/(mol K)
Example Problem 2
One mole of an ideal gas in a closed piston/cylinder is compressed from 300 K and 0.10 MPa to 0.8 MPa in an isothermal pathway. Calculate DU. DH, Q, and WEC if CP = 30 J/(mol K).