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Homework Help: Gas law calculation problem

  1. Dec 9, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    1) A 5.0- liter gas tank holds 1.7 moles of monatomic helium (He) and 1.10 mole of diatomic oxygen

    (O2), at a temperature of 260 K. The ATOMIC masses of helium and oxygen are 4.0 g/mol and

    16.0 g/mol, respectively. What is the ratio of the root- mean- square (thermal) speed of helium to

    that of oxygen?

    A) 2.0 B) 5.6 C) 2.8 D) 4.0 E) 1.4

    Answer: C

    2) A 25- L container holds ideal hydrogen (H2) gas at a gauge pressure of 0.25 atm and a

    temperature of 0°C. What mass of hydrogen gas is in this container? The ATOMIC mass of

    hydrogen is 1.0 g/mol, the ideal gas constant is R = 8.314 J/mol•K = 0.0821 L ∙ atm/mol ∙ K, and

    1.00 atm = 101 kPa.

    A) 1.4 g B) 6.3 g C) 4.2 g D) 2.8 g E) 5.6 g

    Answer: D

    2. Relevant equations
    Gas law? I don't know.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have no idea at all.

    I would greatly appreciated if you can provide with detailed steps to solve the question.
    Thank you very much.
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