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Using a non-rigid container, a certain gaseous system undergoes a loss of energy to the surroundings due to an increase in pressure.

Which of the following BEST describes what happens to the released heat energy?

A

All of the lost heat is gained by the surroundings.

B

Some of the heat is used as work energy, while the remaining heat is gained by the system.

C

All of the heat lost is in the form of work energy.

D

The heat is converted to work energy and/or potential energy, and some is lost to the surroundings.

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