In the equation pv=nrt, how would you solve for v?

1 Answer
Dec 13, 2015

Answer:

By applying a little algebra.

Explanation:

So you have the original equation, #PV = nRT#. To get the V, you must multiply both sides by P.

Therefore,

#(cancel PV)/cancel "P"# = #(nRT)/P# or

#V# = #(nRT)/P#

Now you can check if the equation above is correct by recalling the various principles in Gas Laws.

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