Problem: A fixed quantity of gas at 23 oC exhibits a pressure of 756 torr and occupies a volume of 5.32 L.Calculate the volume the gas will occupy if the pressure is increased to 1.88 atm while the temperature is held constant.

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Recall that the ideal gas law is:


PV=nRT


Therefore, the initial and final pressure and volume of the gas are related by Boyle’s Law:


P1V1=P2V2


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A fixed quantity of gas at 23 oC exhibits a pressure of 756 torr and occupies a volume of 5.32 L.

Calculate the volume the gas will occupy if the pressure is increased to 1.88 atm while the temperature is held constant.

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