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Ideal gas law error

  1. Oct 27, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A gas at 293.15 degrees kelvin and atmospheric pressure is compressed to a volume one fifteenth as large as its original volume and absolute pressure of 3000kPa. What is the new temperature of the gas?


    2. Relevant equations
    p1v1/t1=p2v2/t2


    3. The attempt at a solution
    if i rearrange the equation above for t2 i get t2=101/293.15 x 3000 x 1/15= 1.722x10-3

    if i do it the wrong way and flip the divisions around so that t2=293.15 x 3000 x 1/15/101 =580.49

    i take the 580 - 273 =307

    307 is the right answer. perhaps i am doing it the right way, i just dont understand how this could be correct
    please explain this to me
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 27, 2007 #2
    u r getting it 1/t2 and not t2.. verify urself.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2007 #3
    haha cant believe i didnt get that
    i need more sleep :P
     
  5. Oct 27, 2007 #4
    oh and thanks :)
     
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