If the pressure on a gas is decreased by one-half, how large will the volume change be?
The volume will increase by a factor of
Boyle's Law states that the pressure of a gas is inversely proportional to its volume, assuming that all other variables are constant.
Modeled by the equation:
#P#is the pressure in whatever units you desire. The units must be used consistently. I prefer atmospheric pressure .
#V#is the volume of the gas in whatever units you desire. The units must be used consistently. I prefer litres.
- the subscripts
#1#and #2#are before and after the change, respectively.
Due to the inverse proportion of the pressure of the gas and its volume, if the pressure was decreased to
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