Surface Area/Pressure/Ideal Gas Law

by danielu13
Tags: surface
 P: 68 How does surface area affect pressure, since pressure is defined by $\frac{Force}{Area}$, and specifically how does this work with the Ideal Gas Law ($PV = nRT$)? I would think that surface area and pressure have an inverse relationship, as to pressure and volume. But what if you had gas-filled containers with the same volume but different internal surface areas? I would think that the pressure in the one with less surface area would be less, but this is not evidenced by the ideal gas law.
 HW Helper Thanks P: 5,587 Pressure is independent of surface area.

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