Problem: The adult blue whale has a lung capacity of 5.0 x 103 L. Calculate the mass of air (assume an average molar mass 28.98 g/mol) contained in an adult blue whale’s lungs at 0.3 oC and 1.06 atm, assuming the air behaves ideally.

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PV=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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The adult blue whale has a lung capacity of 5.0 x 10L. Calculate the mass of air (assume an average molar mass 28.98 g/mol) contained in an adult blue whale’s lungs at 0.3 oC and 1.06 atm, assuming the air behaves ideally.

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