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Solution: A particular balloon is designed by its manufacturer to be inflated to a volume of no more than 2.5 L. If the balloon is filled with 2.0 L helium at sea level, is released, and rises to an altitude at which the atmospheric pressure is only 500. mm Hg, will the balloon burst? (Assume temperature is constant.)

Problem

A particular balloon is designed by its manufacturer to be inflated to a volume of no more than 2.5 L. If the balloon is filled with 2.0 L helium at sea level, is released, and rises to an altitude at which the atmospheric pressure is only 500. mm Hg, will the balloon burst? (Assume temperature is constant.)

Solution

Recall: The ideal gas law is as follows:

We can see that the pressure and volume of a gas are related to the number of moles of gas, the universal gas constant, and the temperature of the gas.

For a given number of moles of gas at a constant temperature, the initial and final pressure and volume of the gas are related by Boyle's law.

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