"Which expression expresses the efficiency of the engine?"
The answer given is:
(Pressure(from burning))(Volume)/(moles)(delta H)
While this looks some thing like PV = nRT, I don’t fully understand it. What’s the "efficiency" of something?
I think that the delta H is representing the "temp released per mole" which is then multiplied by number of moles. That leaves "efficiency" to be something like an "R" value.
In the explained answer section it mentions something about Work = Fd = P*delta V. P*delta V is what’s on top of the fraction. This is divided by the "heat released." Why?
Any input will be helpful, thanks.