Answer to Question #25546 in Physical Chemistry for David
The volume of a sample of hydrogen is 798 mL and it exerts 621 mm Hg pressure at 5.00℃. What volume does it occupy at standard temperature and pressure?
P1V1/T1 = P2V2/T2 If one of these values is not given then it is considered a constant you just leave that variable out of the equation. PV=nRT is used when you are working the # of moles or grams. n is the # of moles so if given grams you must convert to moles before you begin. STP (standard temperature and pressure) P= 1atm ,T= 273K, R= 0.08206 L-atm / mol-K P1V1/T1 = P2V2/T2 760*V1/273 = 621*798/278 V1*760*278 = 273*621*798 V1 = 640mL