An ideal gas undergoes an adiabatic process so that no energy enters or leaves the gas by heat. Which one of the following statements is true? a) Because no energy is added by heat, the temperature cannot change. b) The temperature increases if the gas volume increases. c) The temperature increases if the gas pressure increases. d) The temperature decreases if the gas pressure increases. e) The temperature decreases if the gas volume decreases.

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An ideal gas undergoes an adiabatic process so that no energy enters or leaves the gas by heat. Which one of the following statements is true?

a) Because no energy is added by heat, the temperature cannot change.

b) The temperature increases if the gas volume increases.

c) The temperature increases if the gas pressure increases.

d) The temperature decreases if the gas pressure increases.

e) The temperature decreases if the gas volume decreases.

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