A form of Boyle’s law is PV = k (at constant T and n). Table 8-1 contains actual data from pressure–volume experiments conducted by Robert Boyle. The value of k in most experiments is 14.1 x 102 in Hg • in3. Express k in units of atm • L. In Example 8-3, k was determined for NH3 at various pressures and volumes. Give some reasons why the k values differ so dramatically between Example 8-3 and Table 8-1.
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