A sample of argon gas at 520 mm Hg expands from 0.150 L to 0.300 L. If the temperature remains constant, what is the final pressure in mm Hg?

1 Answer
Jun 11, 2017

Answer:

#260# #"mm Hg"#

Explanation:

To solve this problem, we can use the pressure-volume relationship of gases, illustrated by Boyle's law:

#P_1V_1 = P_2V_2#

Since we're trying to find the final pressure (#P_2#), let's rearrange the equation to solve for #P_2#:

#P_2 = (P_1V_1)/(V_2)#

Plugging in known values, we have

#P_2 = ((520"mm Hg")(0.150cancel("L")))/(0.300cancel("L")) = color(red)(260# #color(red)("mm Hg"#

The final pressure is thus #260# millimeters mercury.