Question #ce4e6

1 Answer
Jun 10, 2016

Answer:

The pressure would need to be increased to #16atm#

Explanation:

We can use Boyle's Law #P_1V_1=P_2V_2# to solve for the pressure since the temperature is being held constant.

For this case we are going to use #8L # to represent the original volume and #1L# to represent the #1/8# value of the final volume.

#P_1 = 2atm#
#V_1= 8L#
#P_2=?#
#V_2=1L#

#(2atm)(8L)=(P_2)((1L)#

#((2atm)(8cancelL))/(1cancelL)=((P_2)(cancel(1L)))/(cancel(1L))#

#16atm = P_2#