If #18 L# of a gas at room temperature exerts a pressure of #15 kPa# on its container, what pressure will the gas exert if the container's volume changes to #5 L#?
Let's identify the known and unknown variables:
- Initial Volume
- Final Volume
- Initial Pressure
- Final Pressure
We can obtain the answer using Boyle's Law
The numbers 1 and 2 represent the initial and final conditions, respectively.
All we have to do is rearrange the equation to solve for the final pressure.
We do this by dividing both sides by
Now all we do is plug in the values and we're done!