   # Jet airplanes often fly in the lower stratosphere, where the pressure drops to approximately 245 mm Hg. In her suitcase, a passenger packed a sealed, crumpled plastic bag with an initial volume of 0.35 L. If the baggage compartment is not pressurized, what is the volume of the plastic bag at altitude? ### Chemistry In Focus

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Chapter 11, Problem 43E
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## Jet airplanes often fly in the lower stratosphere, where the pressure drops to approximately 245 mm Hg. In her suitcase, a passenger packed a sealed, crumpled plastic bag with an initial volume of 0.35 L. If the baggage compartment is not pressurized, what is the volume of the plastic bag at altitude?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The volume of the plastic bag at the altitude is to be calculated.

Concept Introduction:

According to the Boyle’s law, the pressure of a given mass of an ideal gas is in inverse proportionality with its volume at a constant temperature and is written as follows:

p1V

P1P2=V2V1

Here, P1 is the initial pressure of the ideal gas, P2 is the final pressure of the ideal gas, V1 is the initial volume of the ideal gas, and V2 is the final volume of the ideal gas.

### Explanation of Solution

The volume of the plastic bag is calculated as follows:

Conversion of mm Hg into atm is as follows:

To convert mm Hg into atm, multiply mm hg by 1760torrmmhg, which is the conversion factor.

1 mm Hg =1760 atm

According to Boyle’s law, at a constant temperature,

P1P2=

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