# If a volume of 1.7*atm at 26.0*L is compressed to 10.7*L, what is the new pressure?

Jun 18, 2017

#### Explanation:

Which holds that for a given mass of gas at constant temperature, then $P V = k$, where $k$ is some constant...........and so under equivalent conditions of temperature......

${P}_{1} {V}_{1} = {P}_{2} {V}_{2}$................

And here we solve for ${P}_{2} = \frac{{P}_{1} {V}_{1}}{V} _ 2$

$= \frac{1.7 \cdot a t m \times 26.0 \cdot L}{10.7 \cdot L}$

$= 4.1 \cdot a t m \ldots \ldots \ldots$

Why is it reasonable that pressure has increased?