A container with a volume of #18 L# contains a gas with a temperature of #220^o C#. If the temperature of the gas changes to #320 ^o K# without any change in pressure, what must the container's new volume be?
The new volume will be
This is an example of Charles' law, which states that the volume of a given amount of gas that is held at a constant pressure, is directly proportional to its temperature in Kelvins. This means that as the temperature increases, so does the volume and vice versa. The equation below represents Charles' law when volume or temperature changes.
The following are the known and unknown variables for this question.
Rearrange the equation in order to isolate