Problem: A gas is compressed from an initial volume of 5.60 L to a final volume of 1.23 L by an external pressure of 1.00 atm. During the compression the gas releases 125 J of heat. What is the change in internal energy of the gas?

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E=q+w

where w is work; and q is the heat release or absorb

w=-PV

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A gas is compressed from an initial volume of 5.60 L to a final volume of 1.23 L by an external pressure of 1.00 atm. During the compression the gas releases 125 J of heat. What is the change in internal energy of the gas?

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