If the initial volume of the bubbles in a diver's blood is 15 mL and the initial pressure is 12.75 atm, what is the volume of the bubbles when the diver has surfaced to 1.00 atm pressure?

1 Answer
Sep 13, 2016

Answer:

#V_2~=200*mL#

Explanation:

At constant temperature, #P_1V_1=P_2V_2#. Thus #V_2# #=# #(P_1V_1)/P_2#.

And thus, #(12.75*atm)/(1*atm)xx15*mL# #=# #??#

Of course, the temperature might have changed between depth and surface, but we have no way of interrogating this change. That diver is very deep #(>100*m)#. Sports divers would never go near that depth.