Problem: In Figure P5.10, what is the pressure of the gas in the flask (in atm) if the barometer reads 738.5 torr?

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What is the pressure of the gas in the flask (in atm) if the barometer reads 738.5 torr

738.5 torr(1 atm760 torr)=0.9717 atm


Δh = 2.35 cm

2.35 cmHg(10 mmHg1 cmHg)(1 atm760 mmHg)=0.0309 atm


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In Figure P5.10, what is the pressure of the gas in the flask (in atm) if the barometer reads 738.5 torr?