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## Homework Statement

A pressure as low as 1 * 10^-8 torr can be achieved using an oil diffusion pump. How many molecules are there in 1 cm^3 of a gas at this pressure if its temperature is 371 K?

## Homework Equations

PV = nRT = NkT

## The Attempt at a Solution

I converted 1*10^-8 torr to atm and got 1.31578947 * 10^-11 atm. Then, I converted 1 cm^3 to liters and got .001L. Then, I plugged all known variables into the ideal gas law. When doing PV = nRT, I got n in molecules to be 2568782.388. This was incorrect. I then tried PV = NkT, and N was also incorrect. Where did I go wrong?