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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?


All of the lost heat is gained by the surroundings.


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


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


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

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