Problem: Samples containing equal numbers of moles of H 2, N2, O2, and He are placed into separate 1 L containers at the same temperature. Assuming each gas behaves ideally, which container has the highest pressure?a. H2b. N2c. O2d. Hee. All the gases would all exhibit the same pressure.

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We’re given equal moles of H2, N2, O2, and He in separate 1-L containers at the same temperature. We’re being asked which container has the highest pressure, assuming each gas behaves ideally.


Recall that the ideal gas law is:



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Samples containing equal numbers of moles of H 2, N2, O2, and He are placed into separate 1 L containers at the same temperature. Assuming each gas behaves ideally, which container has the highest pressure?

a. H2

b. N2

c. O2

d. He

e. All the gases would all exhibit the same pressure.

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