Container A holds 737 mL of ideal gas at 2.30 atm. Container B holds 114 mL of ideal gas at 4.40 atm. lf the gases are allowed to mix together, what is the resulting pressure?
The resulting pressure is 2.58 atm.
According to Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures, each gas will exert its pressure independently of the other.
Hence we can use Boyle's Law to calculate the pressure of each gas separately as it expands into the total volume of the two containers.
Calculate the pressure of Gas A
Boyle's Law is
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Calculate the pressure of Gas B
Calculate the total pressure
The formula for Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures is
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