What is a pv diagram?

1 Answer

It is a graph of pressure versus volume. It forms a #1//V#, and the area under the curve is the work done (by the gas left to right, on the gas right to left).


Pressure and volume are inversely related, so as pressure increases, volume decreases, with infinite pressure and zero volume as limits.

This forms a curve that is #P prop 1//V#.