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Homework Help: PV=nrt question

  1. Sep 14, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The conditions of standard temperature and pressure STP are a temperature of 0.00 C and a pressure of 1.00 atm.

    For a scientist on Venus, an absolute pressure of 1 Venusian-atmosphere is 92 Earth-atmospheres. Of course she would use the Venusian-atmosphere to define STP. Assuming she kept the same temperature, how many liters would 1 mole of ideal gas occupy on Venus?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    (1/92 atm)V=1 mol(.08205746 (L atm)/(K mol))(273.15 C)

    but that isnt right
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  3. Sep 14, 2009 #2

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    Re: PV=nrt

    The pressure at the surface of Venus is 92 atmospheres, not 1/92nd of an atmosphere.
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