Problem: If a certain gas occupies a volume of 16 L when the applied pressure is 8.0 atm, find the pressure when the gas occupies a volume of 4.0 L.Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units.Watch the video that shows the relationship between pressure and volume for a particular gas. Robert Boyle was the first one to observe the change in the pressure of a gas when its volume is increased or decreased at a constant temperature and the change in the volume of a gas when its pressure is increased or decreased at a constant temperature.

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If a certain gas occupies a volume of 16 L when the applied pressure is 8.0 atm, find the pressure when the gas occupies a volume of 4.0 L.

Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units.


Watch the video that shows the relationship between pressure and volume for a particular gas. Robert Boyle was the first one to observe the change in the pressure of a gas when its volume is increased or decreased at a constant temperature and the change in the volume of a gas when its pressure is increased or decreased at a constant temperature.

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