• Support PF! Buy your school textbooks, materials and every day products Here!

Charles' Law Quick Problem

  • #1
104
0

Homework Statement



A syringe with a maximum volume of 60 ml takes in a 14.5 ml sample of oxygen gas at 24.3 degrees Celsius. What maximum variation in temperature does the oxygen undergo before the piston is completely pushed out of the syringe?

Homework Equations



(Initial Volume / Initial Temperature) = (Final Volume / Final Temp)



The Attempt at a Solution



(0.0145 L / 516.45 K) = ( 0.06 L / Final Temp)

Final Temp = 2137 K

Variation = 2137 - 516.45 = 1620.55 K = 1347.4 degrees Celsius

I feel that I correctly did the problem but I have some doubts because the answer seems unintuitive.

Thanks in advance for the help.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
3,812
92

Homework Statement



A syringe with a maximum volume of 60 ml takes in a 14.5 ml sample of oxygen gas at 24.3 degrees Celsius. What maximum variation in temperature does the oxygen undergo before the piston is completely pushed out of the syringe?

Homework Equations



(Initial Volume / Initial Temperature) = (Final Volume / Final Temp)



The Attempt at a Solution



(0.0145 L / 516.45 K) = ( 0.06 L / Final Temp)

Final Temp = 2137 K

Variation = 2137 - 516.45 = 1620.55 K = 1347.4 degrees Celsius

I feel that I correctly did the problem but I have some doubts because the answer seems unintuitive.

Thanks in advance for the help.
How do you get 516.45 K as the initial temperature? :confused:

What is (273+24.3)?
 

Related Threads on Charles' Law Quick Problem

  • Last Post
Replies
11
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
Replies
5
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
2K
Replies
3
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
Replies
1
Views
5K
Top