# Problem: Cyclists sometimes use pressurized carbon dioxide inflators to inflate a bicycle tire in the event of a flat. These inflators use metal cartridges that contain 16.0 g of carbon dioxide.At 297 K , to what pressure (in psi) can the carbon dioxide in the cartridge inflate a 3.51 L mountain bike tire? (Note: The gauge pressure  is the difference  between the total pressure and atmospheric pressure. In this case, assume that atmospheric pressure is 14.7 psi.)

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Cyclists sometimes use pressurized carbon dioxide inflators to inflate a bicycle tire in the event of a flat. These inflators use metal cartridges that contain 16.0 g of carbon dioxide.

At 297 K , to what pressure (in psi) can the carbon dioxide in the cartridge inflate a 3.51 L mountain bike tire? (Note: The gauge pressure  is the difference  between the total pressure and atmospheric pressure. In this case, assume that atmospheric pressure is 14.7 psi.)

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