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Chapter 11, Problem 59E
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Pressure is caused by the collisions of molecules with the walls of their container. Examine the following picture and explain, in molecular terms, why the pressure rises when the volume is decreased.

Chapter 11, Problem 59E, Pressure is caused by the collisions of molecules with the walls of their container. Examine the , example  1Chapter 11, Problem 59E, Pressure is caused by the collisions of molecules with the walls of their container. Examine the , example  2

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The pressure rises when the volume is decreased in the container is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

The process in which two or more bodies exert a force on one another in a short interval of time is known as a collision.

A molecule is a substance that is made up of two or more elements.

The force per unit area is known as pressure.

Explanation of Solution

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In figure (1), the container contains a greater volume of molecules. This decreases the molecular density and due to low molecular density, pressure in figure (1) decreases

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