# A gas canister can tolerate internal pressures up to 210 atmospheres. If a 2.0 L canister holding 3.5 moles of gas is heated to 1350° C, will the canister explode?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 5, 2016

The canister will explode.

#### Explanation:

This appears to be an Ideal Gas Law problem.

The Ideal Gas Law is

#color(blue)(|bar(ul(PV = nRT)|)# ,

where

#P# is the pressure#V# is the volume#n# is the number of moles#R# is the Universal Gas Constant#T# is the temperature

We can rearrange the Ideal Gas Law to get

This exceeds the burst pressure of the canister.

The canister will explode!