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What is the change in internal energy of a car if you put 12.0 gal of gasoline into its tank? The energy content of gasoline is $1.3 \times 10^8 \textrm{ J/gal}$ . All other factors, such as the car's temperature, are constant.
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$1.6 \times 10^9 \textrm{ J}$

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