The initial and final pressure and volume of the gas are related by Boyle’s Law:
We can use Boyle’s law as long as the units for the initial and final values are the same.
We can rearrange the combined gas law to solve for P2:
A gas sample has an initial pressure of 571 mmHg and an initial volume of 0.526 L .
What is the pressure (in atm) when the volume of the sample is decreased to 226 mL ? (Assume constant temperature and constant number of moles of gas.)
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