# An air compressor has a pressure of #"5200 Torr"# and contains #"200 L"# of compressed air. If the container ruptures, what is the volume of air that escapes through the rupture?

##### 1 Answer

The volume of air that escapes through the rupture is

#### Explanation:

This is an example of Boyle's law, which states that the volume of a given amount of gas varies inversely with the applied pressure when temperature and mass are kept constant. This means that as the volume increases, the pressure increases, and vice-versa. The equation to use is:

where:

We aren't given altitude, so I'm going to use the pressure at sea level for

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**Solution**

Rearrange the equation to isolate