# A sample of carbon dioxide occupies a volume of 3.50 L at 125 atm pressure. What pressure would the gas exert if the volume was decreased to 2.00 L?

Dec 15, 2016

Using Boyle's law we find an answer of 175 atm for the new pressure.

#### Explanation:

According to Boyle's Law

${P}_{1} {V}_{1}$ = ${P}_{2} {V}_{2}$

(125)(3.50) = ${P}_{2}$ (2.0)

${P}_{2}$ = $\left(125\right) \frac{3.50}{2.50}$ = 175 atm