Problem: A 16.0 -L tank is filled with helium gas at a pressure of 105 atm .How many balloons (each 2.00 L) can be inflated to a pressure of 1.00 atm, assuming that the temperature remains constant and that the tank cannot be emptied below 1.00 atm?

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We're being asked to determine the number of balloons that can be inflated to a pressure of 1.00 atm


Recall that the ideal gas law is:


PV=nRT


The pressure and volume of a gas are related to the number of moles, gas constant and temperatureThe value nRT is constant


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A 16.0 -L tank is filled with helium gas at a pressure of 105 atm .

How many balloons (each 2.00 L) can be inflated to a pressure of 1.00 atm, assuming that the temperature remains constant and that the tank cannot be emptied below 1.00 atm?

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