Problem: Many gases are shipped in high-pressure containers. Consider a steel tank whose volume is 55.0 gallons and which contains O2 gas at a pressure of 16,500 kPa at 24 oC.What mass of O2 does the tank contain?

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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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Many gases are shipped in high-pressure containers. Consider a steel tank whose volume is 55.0 gallons and which contains O2 gas at a pressure of 16,500 kPa at 24 oC.

What mass of O2 does the tank contain?