# The pressure acting on 60 cubic meters of gas is raised from 236 kPa to 354 kPa. The temperature is kept constant. What new volume does the gas occupy?

Feb 5, 2016

$40 {m}^{3}$

#### Explanation:

Boyle's Law states that the volume of an enclosed gas is inversely proportional tot he pressure exerted on it, provided the temperature remains constant.

$\therefore {P}_{1} {V}_{1} = {P}_{2} {V}_{2}$

$\therefore {V}_{2} = \frac{{P}_{1} {V}_{1}}{P} _ 2$

$= \frac{236 \times 60}{354}$

$= 40 {m}^{3}$