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    1. Methane has the chemical formula CH4. If the value of the Universal Gas Constant is 8.314 kJ kg-1 K-1, calculate the value of the gas constant for methane.

    2. A piston/cylinder system has an initial volume of 0.1 cubic metre and contains air at a pressure of 1 bar. The piston compresses the air to a volume of 0.05 cubic metre. Calculate the final pressure:
    (a) for adiabatic compression
    (b) for isothermal compression
    ASSUME Y = 1.4

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    This solution discusses applied heat thermodynamics, when considering a piston/cylinder.