# Given the following, what will the volume of the gas inside be if the hull of the submarine breaks?

## A small research submarine with a volume of $1.2 \times {10}^{5}$ L has an internal pressure of 1.0 atm and an internal temperature of 15° C. If the submarine descends to a depth where the pressure is 150 atm and the temperature is 3° c....

Sep 7, 2016

#### Answer:

If the hull breaks, the submarine would be flooded with water and the volume of gas will be zero.

#### Explanation:

On the surface, this may look like a combined gas law problem. However, since the hull breaks, there is no container left to hold the gas and the volume of the gas will be zero.