Procedure: Fill the sauce pan with tap water. Set it close to the stove. Place about 2 tablespoons of water into the empty can. Heat the can on the stove until the water inside boils. This will not take long. You will see water vapor coming out of the top of the can when it is boiling. Now get ready for a surprise! Pick up the can with the tongs, immediately turn it upside down, then place the can in the water and pan. Questions: 4. What gas law would account for what happened? 5. Explain how your choice of this gas law is supported by your observations. I have to answer five questions-- these are the final two. I'm pretty sure I could do the last one if I could figure out the answer to the other one. Here are the others...may as well see if they're right and prove that I actually did the experiment and attempted the questions.:tongue: :rofl: 1. What happened when you put the can in the water? When I put the can in the water, it collapsed in upon itself. 2. Why did this happen? Make sure you relate why this happened to the changes in pressure inside and outside the can. "Air pressure can tell us about what kind of weather to expect as well. If a high pressure system is on its way, often you can expect cooler temperatures and clear skies. If a low pressure system is coming, then look for warmer weather, storms and rain." I believe the can did what it did because the air inside of it was hot until I put it in the cooler water. The cool water caused the air inside the can to cool and cooler temperatures are a signature of high pressure. High pressure means that the air is compressed into a smaller space. When the air compressed, it sucked the can in with it. [I'm somehow feeling that there is more to it than that or that I got this wrong because the question mentioned the pressure outside the can as well. Not sure what's really going on outside the can though... If I am missing something, is the water outside the can pressing in on it as the air inside is pulling it in upon itself?] 3. Why did you have to turn the can upside down? (Try the experiment again without turning the can over when you put it in the water.) I had to turn the can upside down because when the can is put in without being turned over, it floats and nothing happens. Concerning four though-- would the answer be...eh, I can't decide, never mind.:rofl: My notes are confusing me (Not because I took poor notes but because I can't really understand the difference between the two laws I have written down. )... Boyle's Law- For a given amount of a gas at a constant temperature, the volume is inversely proportional to the temperature. Charles' Law- For a given amount of a gas at a constant pressure, the volume is directly proportional to the temperature.