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Diver in ocean

  1. Apr 2, 2012 #1
    A free diver gets ready to dive into the water. She fills her lungs to capacity (5L) at the surface (normal atmospheric pressure≈105Pa)She then jumps into the water. Assuming no exchange of gas with the blood vessels, what will be her lung volume at 5, 10, 20, and 100 meters?
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  3. Apr 2, 2012 #2
    I need this answer within a half an hour
  4. Apr 2, 2012 #3


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    Water pressure as below the water surface P = [itex]\rho[/itex]g h

    ideal gas law PV = nRT or a variation of it.

    solve for V
  5. Apr 2, 2012 #4


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    We do not hand out answers here. Do you know which of the gas laws apply?
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