Problem: A 35.3 g sample of solid CO2 (dry ice) is added to a container at a temperature of 100 K with a volume of 4.2 L.If the container is evacuated (all of the gas removed), sealed, and then allowed to warm to room temperature T = 298 K so that all of the solid CO2 is converted to a gas, what is the pressure inside the container?

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Step 1

35.3 g CO2 ×1 mol CO244.01 g CO2 = 0.8021 mol CO2


Step 2

PV = nRTP= nRTV


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A 35.3 g sample of solid CO2 (dry ice) is added to a container at a temperature of 100 K with a volume of 4.2 L.

If the container is evacuated (all of the gas removed), sealed, and then allowed to warm to room temperature T = 298 K so that all of the solid CO2 is converted to a gas, what is the pressure inside the container?

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