# Problem: In an experiment reported in the scientific literature, male cockroaches were made to run at different speeds on a miniature treadmill while their oxygen consumption was measured. In one hour the average cockroach running at 0.08km/hr consumed 0.8 mL of O2 per gram of insect weight at 1 atm pressure and 24 oC.This same cockroach is caught by a child and placed in a 1-qt fruit jar with a tight lid. Assuming the same level of continuous activity as in the research, will the cockroach consume more than 20% of the available O2 in a 48-hr period? (Air is 21 mol percent O2)

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$\overline{){\mathbf{PV}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{nRT}}}$

P = pressure, atm
V = volume, L
n = moles, mol
R = gas constant = 0.08206 (L·atm)/(mol·K)
T = temperature, K

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In an experiment reported in the scientific literature, male cockroaches were made to run at different speeds on a miniature treadmill while their oxygen consumption was measured. In one hour the average cockroach running at 0.08km/hr consumed 0.8 mL of O2 per gram of insect weight at 1 atm pressure and 24 oC.

This same cockroach is caught by a child and placed in a 1-qt fruit jar with a tight lid. Assuming the same level of continuous activity as in the research, will the cockroach consume more than 20% of the available O2 in a 48-hr period? (Air is 21 mol percent O2)

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