Problem: Which of the following will cause the volume of an ideal gas to triple in value? A) Raising the absolute temperature by a factor of 3 while increasing the pressure by a factor of 3. B) Lowering the absolute temperature by a factor of 3 while increasing the pressure by a factor of 3. C) Lowering the pressure by a factor of 3 while the temperature stays constant. D) Lowering the absolute temperature by a factor of 3 at constant pressure. E) Raising the temperature from 25°C to 75°C at constant pressure. 

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Recall that for combined gas law, V is directly proportional to T while inversely proportional to P

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Which of the following will cause the volume of an ideal gas to triple in value? 

A) Raising the absolute temperature by a factor of 3 while increasing the pressure by a factor of 3. 

B) Lowering the absolute temperature by a factor of 3 while increasing the pressure by a factor of 3. 

C) Lowering the pressure by a factor of 3 while the temperature stays constant. 

D) Lowering the absolute temperature by a factor of 3 at constant pressure. 

E) Raising the temperature from 25°C to 75°C at constant pressure. 

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