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Explain why hot-air balloons float above the ground.

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Problem 11Q

PROBLEM 11Q

Explain why hot-air balloons float above the ground.

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Solution 11Q

Here, we are going to explain why hot-air balloons float above the ground.

Step 1:

Charles’s law states that pressure remaining constant, the volume(V) of a fixed mass of a gas is directly proportional to its absolute temperature(T).

Mathematically,

                        V  T, (Pressure remaining constant)

This means that with the increase in temperature, the volume of the gas increases.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
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Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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