Problem: A sample of nitrogen gas at 298 K and 745 torr has a volume of 37.42 L. What volume will it occupy if the pressure is increased to 894 torr at constant temperature? a. 22.3 L b. 31.2 L c. 44.9L d. 112 L e. 380 L

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At 298 K, a sample of N2 gas has a volume of 37.42 L and a pressure of 745 torr

We’re being asked to determine the volume of the gas sample if the pressure changes to 894 torr at a constant temperature.


Recall that the ideal gas law is:


PV=nRT


The pressure and volume of a gas are related to the number of moles, gas constant and temperatureThe value nRT is constant


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A sample of nitrogen gas at 298 K and 745 torr has a volume of 37.42 L. What volume will it occupy if the pressure is increased to 894 torr at constant temperature? 

a. 22.3 L 

b. 31.2 L 

c. 44.9L 

d. 112 L 

e. 380 L


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