A gas occupies 50 L at a pressure of 2 atm. What is the volume when the pressure is increased to 10 atm?
1 Answer
May 31, 2017
Explanation:
We're asked to calculate the new volume of a gas when its pressure is increased.
To solve this, we can use the pressurevolume relationship of gases, illustrated by Boyle's law:
where

#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