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?
The volume of air that escapes through the rupture is
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:
We aren't given altitude, so I'm going to use the pressure at sea level for
Rearrange the equation to isolate