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

a) PV = nRT: Because V and T are constant, P prop. to n. The sample with the smallest number of gas particles will have the highest P. P_{b} > P_{c} > P_{a}

b) PV = nRT: Because P and n are constant, V prop to T. The sample with the largest number of gas particles will have the highest P. P_{b} > P_{c} > P_{a}

c) PV = nRT: Because V and T are constant, P prop to n. The sample with the largest number of gas particles will have the highest P. P_{a} > P_{c} > P_{b}

d) PV = nRT: Because V and T are constant, P prop to n. The sample with the largest number of gas particles will have the highest P. P_{b} > P_{c} > P_{a}

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