Problem: The steel reaction vessel of a bomb calorimeter, which has a volume of 75.0 mL, is charged with oxygen gas to a pressure of 14.5 atm at 22°C. Calculate the moles of oxygen in the reaction vessel.

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The total number of moles of gas present in the container using the ideal gas equation.

PV=nRT

P = pressure, atm
V = volume, L
n = moles, mol
R = gas constant = 0.08206 (L·atm)/(mol·K)
T = temperature, K

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The steel reaction vessel of a bomb calorimeter, which has a volume of 75.0 mL, is charged with oxygen gas to a pressure of 14.5 atm at 22°C. Calculate the moles of oxygen in the reaction vessel.

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