A container has a volume of #21 L# and holds #14 mol# of gas. If the container is compressed such that its new volume is #7 L#, how many moles of gas must be released from the container to maintain a constant temperature and pressure?

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Dec 31, 2016

Answer:

9.33 moles

Explanation:

Assuming ideal gas behavior where n = PV/RT , with a constant temperature and pressure, the ratio of the volume change in L is the same as the ratio of the change in the total number of moles of gas in the container.
#(n_1*(PV)/T)_1 = (n_2*(PV)/T)_2#

#(n_2)/(n_1) = (V_2/(V_1)#

#(n_2)/(14)/ = (7/21)#

#(n_2) = (7/21)*(14)# = 4.67 moles

SO, to retain 4.67 moles from the original 14, 9.33 moles of gas must be released.