During an experimental test, gas in a cylinder undergoes an expansion and moves a piston. Pressure and volume data taken during the test is given in the table below. Find the thermodynamic work performed by the gas in the cylinder in the process of expanding from a volume of 0.50 liters to 1.20 liters. Use all of the data in the table in calculating the work. Volume (liters) Pressure (kPa) 0.50 1400 0.60 1090 0.70 875 0.80 725 0.90 615 1.00 560 1.10 525 1.20 500

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During an experimental test, gas in a cylinder undergoes an expansion and moves a piston. Pressure and volume data taken during the test is given in the table below. Find the thermodynamic work performed by the gas in the cylinder in the process of expanding from a volume of 0.50 liters to 1.20 liters. Use all of the data in the table in calculating the work.

Volume (liters) Pressure (kPa)
0.50 1400
0.60 1090
0.70 875
0.80 725
0.90 615
1.00 560
1.10 525
1.20 500

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