1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Filling a balloon with helium

  1. Sep 1, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A cylinder containing 15L of helium gas at a pressure of 165 atm is to be used to fill party balloons . Each balloons must be filled to a volume of 2L at a pressure of 1.1 atm. What is the maximum number of balloons that can be inflated? (Hint: the empty cylinder will still contain helium at 1.1 atm)

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I just thought of dividing the total He at the container to each balloon.
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 1, 2013 #2


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Which is more or less correct approach.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted