Ideal gas match list

JEE Advanced 2017 Paper 2, Question 16, 17 and 18

An ideal gas is undergoing a cyclic thermodynamic process in different ways as shown in the corresponding P-V diagrams in column 3 of the table. Consider only the path from state 1 to state 2. W denotes the corresponding work done on the system. The equations and plots in the table have standard notations as used in thermodynamic processes. Here \gamma is the ratio of heat capacities at constant pressure and constant volume. The number of moles in the gas is n.

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Cyclic processes on a PV diagram

JEE Advanced 2013 Paper 2, Question 20

One mole of a monatomic ideal gas is taken along two cyclic processes E \rightarrow F \rightarrow G \rightarrow E and E \rightarrow F \rightarrow H \rightarrow E as shown in the PV diagram. The processes involved are purely isochoric, isobaric, isothermal or adiabatic.

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Match the paths in List I with the magnitudes of the work done in List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists.

  1. G \to E
  2. G \to H
  3. F \to H
  4. F \to G
  1. 160 P_0 V_0 \ln 2
  2. 36 P_0 V_0
  3. 24 P_0 V_0
  4. 31 P_0 V_0


    \begin{equation*}   \begin{matrix}         & {\rm P} & {\rm Q} & {\rm R} & {\rm S} \\     {\rm (A)} & 4 & 3 & 2 & 1 \\     {\rm (B)} & 4 & 3 & 1 & 2 \\     {\rm (C)} & 3 & 1 & 2 & 4 \\     {\rm (D)} & 1 & 3 & 2 & 4   \end{matrix} \end{equation*}

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Thermodynamic processes on an ideal gas

In this note we discuss isothermal, adiabatic, isobaric, and isochoric processes with an ideal gas. We begin by recalling a few basic principles from thermodynamics, and their application to a container of ideal gas, as shown in the figure below.

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A container of ideal gas.

When the gas is at an absolute temperature T > 0, the molecules of the gas move around inside the container and bounce off its walls. Each gas molecule suffers a change in momentum upon such a collision, and the totality of all those collisions per unit time exerts a force on the walls of the container. …

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