# For the adiabatic expansion of an ideal gas :

a.) $P{V^\Upsilon }$ = constant

b.) $T{V^{\Upsilon - 1}}$ = constant

c.) $T{P^{1 - \Upsilon }}$ = constant

d.) All of above

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**Hint:**The adiabatic expansion is the one which will not involve transfer of mass or heat between the system and its surroundings.

For an adiabatic expansion of an ideal gas,

$P{V^\Upsilon }$ = constant

Where $\Upsilon = \dfrac{{{C_P}}}{{{C_V}}}$

The ideal gas equation is PV = nRT

Where n is the number of moles of gas.

For n=1 i.e. for one mole of gas,

PV = RT

**Complete step by step answer:**

The first thing we need to understand is the adiabatic process.

An Adiabatic process is the one in which there is no transfer of heat or mass between the thermodynamic system and surroundings. The energy is transferred in the form of work.

The expansion of a gas is directly related to temperature according to Charlie’s law. The gas expands with lowering in the temperature.

For the adiabatic expansion of a gas, the first law can be written as-

\[\partial U = - PdV\]

Let it be equation 1.

Further, we have ${C_V} = {\left( {\dfrac{{\partial U}}{{\partial T}}} \right)_V}$

Let it be equation 2.

As we have assumed ideal gas and we know in ideal gas there are no intermolecular forces. Thus, internal energy of gas will depend only on temperature. Volume has nothing to do with it.

So, we can write the above equation 2 as-

${C_V} = \left( {\dfrac{{\partial U}}{{\partial T}}} \right)$

On rearranging, we can write- $dU = {C_V}dT$

From equation 1, we have \[\partial U = - PdV\].

Thus, \[{C_V}dT = - PdV\]

Let it be equation 3.

Further, the ideal gas equation is PV = nRT

Where n is number of moles of gas.

For n=1 i.e. one mole of gas,

PV = RT

Substituting it in equation 3, we have

\[\begin{gathered}

PV = RT = ({C_P} - {C_V})T \\

P = \dfrac{{({C_P} - {C_V})T}}{V} \\

\end{gathered} \]

Let it be equation 4.

From equation 3, we can write

\[P = - \dfrac{{{C_V}dT}}{{{dV}}}\]

Substituting it in equation 4.

\[- \dfrac{{{C_V}dT}}{{{dV}}} = \dfrac{{{C_P}-{C_V}T}}{{{V}}}\]

Rearranging it, we get ${C_V}dT = - ({C_P} - {C_V})\dfrac{{TdV}}{V}$

Let, \[\dfrac{{{C_P}}}{{{C_V}}} = \Upsilon \]

Now, we will separate the variables and fill the above value.

We have, \[\dfrac{{dT}}{T} + (\Upsilon - 1)\dfrac{{dV}}{V}\] = 0

On integrating the equation,

$T{V^{\Upsilon - 1}}$ = constant

Let it be equation 5.

Thus, option b.) is the correct answer.

Further, we have $\dfrac{{PV}}{T}$ = constant

Let it be equation 6.

On putting value of T from equation 5 in equation 6, we have

$P{V^\Upsilon }$ = constant

Thus, option a.) is the correct answer.

We have ideal gas equation for one mole, PV = RT

Substituting above, we can get

$T{P^{1 - \Upsilon }}$ = constant

Thus, option c.) is also the correct answer.

**So, we can say that our answer will be option d.) i.e. All of the above.**

**Note:**The ideal gas we talk about is not the real concept. It is an hypothetical concept. Ideal gas refers to the gas in which molecules occupy negligible space and zero forces of interactions. Further, the ideal gas obeys all the gas laws without a little deviation.

A very good example of adiabatic process can be the flow of air vertically in the atmosphere. The air in our atmosphere rises up. As it rises, it expands and the temperature is lowered.

The negative sign in equation 3 means that volume is increasing with decrease in temperature.