Problem: Which gas sample has the greatest pressure? Assume that all the samples are at the same temperature.

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We have to calculate which of the given gas samples has the highest pressure.


We will solve this problem using the ideal gas equation.

PV = nRT

Where,

P = pressure

V = volume

n = number of moles

R = gas constant = 0.08206 L•atm/mol•K

T = temperature in Kelvin units

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Which gas sample has the greatest pressure? Assume that all the samples are at the same temperature.

The figure labeled A shows a cube of a fixed volume. It contains 5 middle-sized molecules of gas. The figure labeled B shows a cube of the same size and contains 10 small-sized molecules of gas.The figure labeled C shows a cube of the same size. It contains 8 big-sized molecules of gas.