Purchase Solution

# Boyle's Law considering different units for pressure

Not what you're looking for?

A sample of nitrogen has a volume of 50 L at a pressure of 760. mmHg. What is the volume of the gas at each of the following pressures if there is no temperature change.

A. 1500 mmHg (I have solves the problem for A!)

B. 2.0 atm.

C. .500 atm

According to my text book, the answers for P3 and P4, are 25 L and 100. L respectively. My answers to both questions are way off. I am using the correct formula of (P1*V1=P2*V2). I know that for this formula P1*V1/P2.

So my problem for B. should look like:

(50L)(760.mmHg)
________________
2.0 atm I need to know if I am right in setting up
this problem because I don't get tt the correct answers for B and C.

##### Solution Summary

The solution desrcibes how different units for pressure must be transformed to get correct results when using Boyle's Law.
The current exercise uses the ideal gas equation and the way how to transform is given. The final calculation is not explicitly shown.

##### Solution Preview

hi,

You use the ideal gas law equation correctly.
But you have to take care on the units.

In part ...

##### Thermochemistry

The quiz helps in revising basic concepts about thermochemistry.

##### Organic Chemistry Naming: Alkanes

This is a quiz which is designed to assist students with learning the nomenclature used to identify organic compounds. This quiz focuses on the organic compounds called Alkanes.

##### Functional groups in Organic Chemistry

You will be tested on the names of functional groups in Organic Chemistry. It is very important to know the functional groups to understand Organic reactions.

##### Match Elements with their Symbols

Elements are provided: choose the matching one- or two-letter symbol for each element.