Problem: A sample of gas has an initial volume of 13.8 L at a pressure of 1.26 atm .If the sample is compressed to a volume of 10.8 L , what is its pressure?

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The initial and final pressure and volume of the gas are related by Boyle’s Law:


P1V1=P2V2


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:


P2=P1V1V2


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A sample of gas has an initial volume of 13.8 L at a pressure of 1.26 atm .


If the sample is compressed to a volume of 10.8 L , what is its pressure?

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