If #12 L# of a gas at room temperature exerts a pressure of #8 kPa# on its container, what pressure will the gas exert if the container's volume changes to #3 L#?
The gas will exert a pressure of
Let's identify our knowns and unknowns:
We can ascertain the answer using Boyle's Law:
All we have to do is rearrange the equation to solve for
We do this by dividing both sides by
Now all we have to do is plug in the given values: