Under constant temperature, a #5.00*L# volume of gas at #1*atm# pressure is compressed to #3.00*L#. What is the new pressure?

1 Answer
Nov 14, 2015

Answer:

#P_1V_1 = P_2V_2# (Boyle's law, pressure is inversely proportional to volume at constant temperature.)

Explanation:

#P_2 = (P_1V_1)/V_2# #=# #(1*atmxx5.00L)/(3.00L)# #=# #(5/3atm)#.

Here I have used non-standard units. I am free to do so as long as I do so consistently. (Note that a pressure measurement of 760 mm Hg is equivalent to 1 atmosphere).