# A 15 cm diameter vertical cylinder, closed.. solved problem

#### A 15 cm diameter vertical cylinder, closed by a piston contains a combustible mixture at a temperature of 30°C. The piston is free to move and its weight is such that the mixture pressure is 3 bar. Upper surface of the piston is exposed to the atmosphere. The mixture is ignited. As the reaction proceeds, the piston moves slowly upwards and heat transfer to the surroundings takes place. When the reaction is complete and the contents have been reduced to the initial temperature of 30°C. it is found that the piston has moved upwards a distance of 8.5 cm and the magnitude of heat transfer is 4 kJ. Evaluate : (i) The work ; (ii) Decrease in Internal energy of the system.

A 15 cm diameter vertical cylinder, closed by a piston contains a combustible mixture at a temperature of 30°C. The piston is free to move and its weight is such that the mixture pressure is 3 bar. Upper surface of the piston is exposed to the atmosphere. The mixture is ignited. As the reaction proceeds, the piston moves slowly upwards and heat transfer to the surroundings takes place. When the reaction is complete and the contents have been reduced to the initial temperature of 30°C. it is found that the piston has moved upwards a distance of 8.5 cm and the magnitude of heat transfer is 4 kJ. Evaluate :

(i) The work ;

(ii) Decrease in Internal energy of the system.