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Will Pressure Exceed Capacity?

Question: A metal tank of volume 75.5 L will burst if the pressure in it exceeds 50.0 atm. Will this pressure be exceeded by 82.0 moles of a gas in it at 25 degrees Celsius?

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It's important to clearly set your values before you start, and have them in the correct units. You have to use the "perfect gas law" pV=nRT in this case. Don't forget to convert pressure (p) into kPa, volume (V) into liters, and temperature (T) into Kelvin. Remember, R is ...

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In about 190 words, this solution shows how to tell if the pressure exerted in a metal tank will burst. This has been computed by using the Ideal Gas Law. All calculations are included.