# Charles's Law Problem.

by lj19
Tags: charles
 P: 87 QUESTION WITH GIVEN INFORMATION: How would I solve this problem using Charles's Law? V1=169-L. V2=85-L. T2=166c. The answer is in Celsius. EQUATION: Charles's Law is: V1/T1=V2/T2. THE ATTEMPT AT A SOLUTION: This problem is from an online homework source. I substituted the given information into the equation for Charles's Law: 169/x=85/166->85x=28054->x=330.
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 Quote by lj19 Charles's Law is: V1/T1=V2/T2.
What is T?
 P: 87 T=temperature. V=volume.
 Admin P: 23,716 Charles's Law Problem. What temperature?
 P: 87 T is the symbol for temperature in equation for Charles's Law.
 Admin P: 23,716 That's not what I am asking about. This is not "any" temperature. It has a specific name. Check wikipedia article on Charles' law.
 P: 87 For this class, I am supposed to know that T=temperature. In this problem, T1=unknown, and T2=166 Celsius.
 Admin P: 23,716 No. Please read wikipedia article. Repeating the same wrong information won't get you to the right answer. There is something important that you are missing about the temperature.
 P: 87 I have read the Wikipedia article on Charles's Law. The information provided on the article cannot be applied in this class for this problem, because I have not been taught absolute temperature, or other information from that article. I understand how to solve this problem, as I provided under my attempts to solve it, but if I solve it using the equation for Charles's Law, the answer is not correct.