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Final pressure

  1. Dec 6, 2011 #1
    1. The valve between a 5 liter tank in which the gas pressure is 911.925 kPa and a 10 liter tank containing gas at 4560 torr is turned open and equilibrium is established at constant temperature. What is the final pressure in the two tanks in atmospheres?



    2. PV = nRT



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 6, 2011 #2
    This is solved using weighted averages. The final pressure in the 2 tanks is the weighted average of the initial pressure. The weights come from the volumes: V1/(V1+V2) for tank 1, V2/(V1+V2) for tank 2.
     
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