# If the pressure on a gas is decreased by one-half, how large will the volume change be?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 13, 2017

The volume will increase by a factor of

#### Explanation:

**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:

where:

#P# is the pressure in whatever units you desire. The units must be used consistently. I preferatmospheric pressure.

#V# is the volume of the gas in whatever units you desire. The units must be used consistently. I preferlitres.- 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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