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

A steel tank is completely filled with 2.90 metres cubed of ethanol when both the tank and the ethanol are at a temperature of 33.5 degrees Celsius.

When the tank and its contents have cooled to 16.5 degrees Celsius, what additional volume of ethanol can be put into the tank?

2. Relevant equations

[tex]\frac{V_1}{T_1} = \frac{V_2}{T_2} [/tex]

Thus

[tex] \frac{V_1*T_2}{T_1} = V_2[/tex]

Thus [tex]V_1-V_2=\Delta V[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

Converting the Temperatures into Kelvin, I get:

[tex]\frac{289.65*2.9}{306.65}[/tex]

This gives a volume of 2.739, and a change in volume of 0.16, but apparantly this is incorrect?

TFM

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