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One mole of water evaporates in an open container at 273 Kelvin. The formula is H20 liquid---->>>>H20 gas. What is the work done on or by the system?

a. 2.3 kJ
b. -2.3 kJ
c. 22kJ
d - 22kJ

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The solution calculates work done when one mole of water evaporates in an open container at 273 Kelvin.

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Answer: b. -2.3 kJ

The system is the water in the container.
Here water is expanding against constant atmospheric pressure (1 atmosphere) to become gas. Hence work is done by the ...

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