# Work Done by Gas

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Work, abbreviated as W, is the product of force and distance but for gas work is pressure and the volume during the change in volume.  When a gas expands it does work on its surroundings.

### Work Done by gas Formula

$$\large{ W = p \; V }$$

Where:

$$\large{ W }$$ = work

$$\large{ p }$$ = pressure

$$\large{ V }$$ = volume