Problem: A gas bubble with a volume of 1.3 mm3 originates at the bottom of a lake where the pressure is 3.0 atm. Calculate its volume when the bubble reaches the surface of the lake where the pressure is 740 torr, assuming that the temperature doesn't change. 

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Recall that the ideal gas law is:


PV=nRT


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A gas bubble with a volume of 1.3 mm3 originates at the bottom of a lake where the pressure is 3.0 atm. Calculate its volume when the bubble reaches the surface of the lake where the pressure is 740 torr, assuming that the temperature doesn't change. 

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