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A sample of nitrogen gas has a pressure of 175.0 mm Hg in a 500.0 mL flask. What is the pressure of this gas sample whe...


A sample of nitrogen gas has a pressure of 175.0 mm Hg in a 500.0 mL flask.  What is the pressure of this gas sample when it is transferred to a 125.0 mL flask at the same temperature?

Answer

The pressure of this gas sample is to be calculated

According to the ideal gas law, the pressure of a gas is inversely proportional to the volume of the gas at a constant temperature.

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The modified equation will be

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Putting all the values in the above equation

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The final pressure of this gas sample is 43.75 mm Hg

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