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Homework Help: Change in pressure using PV=nRT

  1. Nov 17, 2008 #1
    1. Gas is confined in a tank at a pressure of
    6.5 atm and a temperature of 9.4◦C.
    If half of the gas is withdrawn and the
    temperature is raised to 62.4◦C, what is the
    new pressure in the tank? Answer in units of
    atm.



    2. PV=nRT
    Ti= 9.4 C + 273= 282.4K
    Tf= 62.4 C +273= 335.4K




    3. PV= nRT, n and R are constants, therefore I used PV= T
    So, initially, 6.5atmVi= 282.4K giving, Vi = 43.446

    I then used (1/2) 43.446 as Vf and solved for Pf
    Pf= Tf/ Vf=> 15.439 atm

    But this isn't right, I know. What am I missing??
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2008 #2

    alphysicist

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    Hi rinarez7,



    I don't believe n is a constant here; they are removing some of the gas.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2008 #3
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  5. Nov 18, 2008 #4

    Hootenanny

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    unscientific, please check your PM's.
     
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