If #16 L# of a gas at room temperature exerts a pressure of #5 kPa# on its container, what pressure will the gas exert if the container's volume changes to #2 L#?
To solve this problem, we can use the pressure-volume relationship of gases, illustrated by Boyle's law:
We're asked to find the final pressure,
We know that from Boyle's law that a gas's pressure and volume it occupies are inversely proportional. Our result makes intuitive sense, because since the volume decreased (by a factor of