Question #1b6aa

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May 13, 2017

Answer:

#-129 ^oC#

Explanation:

This question involves the pressure-temperature relationship of gases, and is illustrated by Gay-Lussac's law:

#(P_1)/(T_1) = (P_2)/(T_2)#

Remember that the temperature is the absolute temperature, so you have to convert the Celsius temperature to Kelvin:

#15 ^oC + 273 = 288 K#

We can rearrange this equation to solve for the final temperature, #T_2#:

#T_2 = (T_1)(P_2)/P_1#

Plug in known variables:

#T_2 = 288 K(225 mm Hg)/(450 mm Hg) = 144 K#

Finally, we convert the Kelvin temperature back to Celsius:

#144 K - 273 = -129 ^oC#