PROBLEM 53P

A scuba diver takes a 2.8-L balloon from the surface, where the pressure is 1.0 atm and the temperature is 34 °C, to a depth of 25 m, where the pressure is 3.5 atm and the temperature is 18 °C. What is the volume of the balloon at this depth?

Problem 53P

A scuba diver takes a 2.8-L balloon from the surface, where the pressure is 1.0 atm and the temperature is 34 °C, to a depth of 25 m, where the pressure is 3.5 atm and the temperature is 18 °C. What is the volume of the balloon at this depth?

Step by step solution

Step 1 of 2

According to the combined gas law,

.....................(1)

Rearrange the equation (1)

............................(2)

Here,

= Initial pressure of the gas

= Initial volume of the gas

= Initial temperature

= final pressure of the gas

= final volume of the gas

= final temperature