A gas occupies 50 L at a pressure of 2 atm. What is the volume when the pressure is increased to 10 atm?
We're asked to calculate the new volume of a gas when its pressure is increased.
To solve this, we can use the pressure-volume relationship of gases, illustrated by Boyle's law:
#P#is the initial ( #"1"#) and final ( #"2"#) pressure of the gas, and
#V#is the initial ( #"1"#) and final ( #"2"#) volume of the gas.
Let's plug in our known variables, and rearrange this equation to solve for the final volume,
Thus, when the pressure of the gas was increased by a factor of