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Homework Help: Determine bubble volume change with given temperature

  1. Jul 13, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A 1-cm3 air bubble at a depth of 141 meters and at a temperature of 4 degrees Celsius rises to the surface of the lake where the temperature is 13.1 degrees Celsius, to the nearest tenth of a cm3, what is its new volume?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have trying to use previous posts to help me, but I do not know where I am going wrong. I attempted using these numbers.


    However, I don't know if I am supposed to use (1.013x105) or 1000 because they are not given in the original problem.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2014
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  3. Jul 13, 2014 #2


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    Please work with units, that makes things much easier. It looks like the brackets are wrong - something easy to spot if you work with units as they won't match there.

    I guess the 102 in the denominator is a typo?

    I think it does not matter which surface pressure you use, as long as you make it clear what you use. The effect is small and I guess for the rounded result both choices give the same value.
  4. Jul 16, 2014 #3
    The P2 value is incorrect.
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