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

A fixed amount of ideal gas is held in a rigid container that expands negligibly when heated. At 20°C the gas pressure is p. If we add enough heat to increase the temperature from 20°C to 40°C, the pressure will be less than 2p.

2. Relevant equations

pV=nRT

p_1/T_1=p_2/T_2

3. The attempt at a solution

Initially I thought the solution was simple. Solving for p_2, we have (p_1*T_2)/T_1. Plugging in 40 for T_2, and 20 for T_1 gives us 2p. Because volume, number of moles, and R are all constant, I thought it just came down to the relation between pressure and temperature, but it turns out the pressure is less than 2p, which I do not understand. Just looking for some clarification....

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