Problem: A wine-dispensing system uses argon canisters to pressurize and preserve wine in the bottle. An argon canister for the system has a volume of 59.6 mL and contains 30.1 g of argon.When the argon is released from the canister it expands to fill the wine bottle. How many 750.0-mL wine bottles can be purged with the argon in the canister at a pressure of 1.26 atm and a temperature of 297 K ?

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Calculate the initial to total pressure using the ideal gas equation:

PV=nRT

molar mass Ar = 39.95 g

moles Ar=30.1 g×1 mol39.95 g

moles Ar = 0.7534 mol

P=nRTVP=(0.7534 mol)(0.08206L·atmmol·K)(297 K)(59.6 mL×10-3 L1 mL)

P = 308.1 atm



Calculate the final pressure using Boyle's Law:

P1V1=P2V2

P1 = 308.1 torr

V1 = 59.6 mL

P2 = 1.26 atm

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A wine-dispensing system uses argon canisters to pressurize and preserve wine in the bottle. An argon canister for the system has a volume of 59.6 mL and contains 30.1 g of argon.

When the argon is released from the canister it expands to fill the wine bottle. How many 750.0-mL wine bottles can be purged with the argon in the canister at a pressure of 1.26 atm and a temperature of 297 K ?

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