# Question #34f5b

##### 1 Answer

Dec 14, 2014

The gas would reach 12 atm pressure at a temperature of 1200 K or 1000 °C.

This is an Ideal Gas Law problem:

So

1240 K (2 significant figures + 1 guard digit) = 1200 K (2 significant figures)

1240 K = (1240 -273) °C = 1000 °C

Note: The answer has only one significant figure.

The 1240 was really 12.₄ × 10². When we subtract 2.73 ×10², we get 9. ₇ × 10²

(1 significant figure).

To show 1 significant figure, we write this as 10 × 10³ or 1000.