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I am trying to compute the amount of energy released in the form of heat if I compress 1 cubic meter of Hydrogen to 0.1 cubic meter while submerged in a large body of water of a given temperature - say 300 degrees Kelvin.

Would someone smarter that I am be able to show me the appropriate formula and the computations to arrive at the result in Joules?

Many thanks in advance!

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closed as too localized by Manishearth Jan 30 '13 at 4:25

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This question will inevitably be flagged as a homework question and will remain unanswered unless you tag it as homework and try to tell us what you've done to try to solve it thus far. – joshphysics Jan 30 '13 at 2:11
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@joshphysics: You can flag as well. "Doesn't belong here"->"too localized" works, or a custom flag saying "homework" is fine as well. – Manishearth Jan 30 '13 at 4:26