A 175 mL sample of neon had its pressure changed from 75 KPa to 150 KPa. What is its new volume?

1 Answer
May 9, 2017

Answer:

The new volume of the neon is: #V_2=87.5mL#

Explanation:

Boyle's law states that pressure is inversely proportional to volume for a fixed quantity of an ideal gas at a constant temperature.

The mathematical formula is : #V_2=(P_1V_1)/(P2)#

Here we have: #P_1=75KPa; P_2=150KPa; V_1=175mL#

Then: #V_2= (75KPa*175mL)/(150KPa)#

#V_2= (cancel(75KPa)1*175mL)/(cancel(150KPa)2)#

#V_2=87.5mL#