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 volume would the gas occupy at STP?

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PV = nRTPV = mMMRTm=PV×MMRTm = (16500 kPa×103 Pa1 kPa×1 atm101325 Pa)(55.0 gal×3.785 L1 gal)(32.00 gmol)(0.08206atm·Lmol·K)(24°C+273.15)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 volume would the gas occupy at STP?

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