In a classroom demonstration, the pressure inside a soft drink can is suddenly reduced to essentially zero. Assuming the can to be a cylinder with a height of 12 cm and a diameter of 6.5 cm, nd the net inward force exerted on the vertical sides of the can due to atmospheric pressure.

Chapter 17: Phases and Phase Changes An ideal gas is one that is dilute enough, and far away enough from condensing, that the interactions between molecules can be ignored If the volume of an ideal gas is held constant, we can find that the pressure increases with temperature o P = (constant)T If the volume and temperature are kept constant, but more gas is added, the pressure will increase o P = (constant)N If the temperature is constant and the volume decreases, the pressure increases o P = (constant) / V Combining all of the above equations, we create the following equation o P = k (NT/V) o K = the Boltzmann constant = 1.38 x 10^(23) J/K o PV=NkT