2016-04-09 14:52:36
Calculate the total pressure (in atm) of a mixture of .0200 mol of helium and .0100 mol of hydrogen in a 2.5 l flask at 10c
2016-04-09 18:40:46

To determine the total pressure of the gas mixture, we need to assume that the gases are ideal so we use the equation PV = nRT where P is the pressure, V is the volume, n is the number of moles, T is the temperature of the system and R is the universal gas constant. We assume that the temperature of the system would be at 25 degrees Celsius. The pressure is calculated as follows: PV = nRT P = nRT / V P = (0.02 + 0.01) (0.08205) (25 + 273.15) / 2.5 P = 0.2936 atm Therefore, the pressure in the gas system would be 0.2936 atm