If the initial temperature of an ideal gas at 2.250 atm is 62.00 #"^o#C, what final temperature would cause the pressure to be reduced to 1.500 atm?

1 Answer
Nov 3, 2016


With a constant amount of gas, #P_1/T_1=P_2/T_2#, according to Charles' Law.


So, we convert the temperatures to the absolute scale, and solve the quotient:


You should convert this temperature back to the #"Celsius scale"#. It is intuitively sound that a decrease in temperature should result in a decrease in temperature. Why?