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Ideal gas law problem, help needed!

  1. Jun 16, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A rigid container holds 2.80 mol of gas at a pressure of 1.20 atm and a temperature of 60.0 degrees Celsius. What is the container's volume?


    2. Relevant equations

    PV=nRT

    3. The attempt at a solution

    (2.80*8.31*333)/1.20 = 6457m^3

    This answer seems way too big, what am I doing wrong?
     
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  3. Jun 16, 2012 #2

    TSny

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    Watch units.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2012 #3
    Should use N/m^2 rather than atm?
     
  5. Jun 16, 2012 #4
    Should I**
     
  6. Jun 16, 2012 #5

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    When you write 8.31 for R, what are the units that go with that number?
     
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  8. Jun 16, 2012 #7

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    What system of units uses Joules, moles, and Kelvins? Then decide what the units of pressure are for that system of units.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2012 #8
    Ahhhh okay, I got it now. Thanks!
     
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