# If the pressure of a 2.00 L sample of gas is 50.0 kPa, what pressure does the gas exert if its volume is decreased to 20.0 mL?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 2, 2016

#### Answer:

The gas exerts a pressure of 5.00 MPa.

#### Explanation:

This appears to be a **Boyle's Law** problem.

Boyle's Law is

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We can rearrange Boyle's Law to get

#P_2 = P_1 × V_1/V_2#

∴