Chapter 10, Problem 32P

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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Section

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

# A container holds 0.500 m3 of oxygen at an absolute pressure of 4.00 atm. A valve is opened, allowing the gas to drive a piston, increasing the volume of the gas until the pressure drops to 1.00 atm. If the temperature remains constant, what new volume does the gas occupy?

To determine
The new volume of the gas ( V2 ).

Explanation

Given Info: Volume of oxygen ( V1 ) at pressure P1=4.0â€‰atm is 0.500â€‰m3 . The pressure changes to P2=1.00â€‰atm .

For an isothermal process,

P1V2=P2V2

On Re-arranging, the new volume of the gas is,

V2=V1(P1P2)

Substitute 0.500â€‰m3 for V1 , 4

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