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Thermodynamics on a Reversible Heat Engine

By operating a reversible heat engine with an ideal gas as the working substance in a Carnot cycle and measuring the ratio QL/QH, we can calculate:

a. n, the number of moles of the ideal gas
b. the ratio VL/VH of the volumes of the ideal gas.
c. the ratio PL/PH of the pressures of the ideal gas.
d. the ratio PLVL/PHVH of the products of volumes and pressures of the ideal gas.
e. the value of Avogadro's number.

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Multiple choice question about what can be calculated using a ratio and the Carnot cycle is answered with brief explanation.