A small quantity of gas is let into a large evacuated chamber. i) How much of the chamber gets filled with the gas? ii) What property of the gas helps it to do so?

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Dec 5, 2016

The chamber is filled uniformly. This would be the case even if the chamber were not evacuated........


#"Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures"# holds that in a gaseous mixture, the partial pressure exerted by a component gas is the same as the pressure it would exert if it alone occupied the container. This is the experimental result: the gas expands to fill the entire chamber.