# If #16 L# of a gas at room temperature exerts a pressure of #5 kPa# on its container, what pressure will the gas exert if the container's volume changes to #2 L#?

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Jun 6, 2017

#### Explanation:

To solve this problem, we can use the pressure-volume relationship of gases, illustrated by *Boyle's law*:

We're asked to find the final pressure,

We know that from Boyle's law that a gas's pressure and volume it occupies are *inversely proportional*. Our result makes intuitive sense, because since the volume decreased (by a factor of