Problem: In any real gas, attractive intermolecular forces reduce pressure to values lower than in an ideal gas.How would you expect the pressure of a gas to change if suddenly the intermolecular forces were repulsive rather than attractive?a. decreaseb. increasec. remain the same

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repulsive force → ↓ intermolecular forces → ↑ pressure


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A diagram shows that molecules of an ideal gas bounces off the walls of a container, creating a strong force of pressure. But real gas molecules are attracted to each other, lessening the force resulting from collisions with the wall, so that the pressure in that system is much less.
In any real gas, attractive intermolecular forces reduce pressure to values lower than in an ideal gas.

How would you expect the pressure of a gas to change if suddenly the intermolecular forces were repulsive rather than attractive?

a. decrease

b. increase

c. remain the same

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