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 would be the pressure of the gas, in kPa, if it were transferred to a container at 24 oC whose volume is 55.0 L?

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Recall that the ideal gas law is:


PV=nRT


Temperature is constant at 24 °C. 


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


P1V1=P2V2


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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 would be the pressure of the gas, in kPa, if it were transferred to a container at 24 oC whose volume is 55.0 L?

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