The cutting edge of a knife that has been sharpened has a smaller surface area than a dull knife. Since pressure is force per unit area, a sharp knife will exert a higher pressure with the same amount of force and cut through material more effectively.

Lying down distributes your weight over a larger surface area, exerting less pressure on the ice compared to standing up. If you exert less pressure, you are less likely to break through thin ice.

With a closed-end manometer, no change would be observed, since the vaporized liquid would contribute equal, opposing pressures in both arms of the manometer tube. However, with an open-ended manometer, a higher pressure reading of the gas would be obtained than expected, since *P*_{gas} = *P*_{atm} + *P*_{vol liquid}.

As the bubbles rise, the pressure decreases, so their volume increases as suggested by Boyle’s law.

(a) The number of particles in the gas increases as the volume increases. (b) temperature, pressure

(a) Determine the moles of HgO that decompose; using the chemical equation, determine the moles of O_{2} produced by decomposition of this amount of HgO; and determine the volume of O_{2} from the moles of O_{2}, temperature, and pressure. (b) 0.308 L

(a) Determine the molar mass of CCl_{2}F_{2}. From the balanced equation, calculate the moles of H_{2} needed for the complete reaction. From the ideal gas law, convert moles of H_{2} into volume. (b) 3.72 $\times $ 10^{3} L

(a) Balance the equation. Determine the grams of CO_{2} produced and the number of moles. From the ideal gas law, determine the volume of gas. (b) 7.43 $\times $ 10^{5} L

Effusion can be defined as the process by which a gas escapes through a pinhole into a vacuum. Graham’s law states that with a mixture of two gases A and B: $\left(\frac{\text{rate A}}{\text{rate B}}\right)={\left(\frac{\text{molar mass of B}}{\text{molar mass of A}}\right)}^{1\text{/}2}.$ Both A and B are in the same container at the same temperature, and therefore will have the same kinetic energy:

${\text{KE}}_{\text{A}}={\text{KE}}_{\text{B}}\text{KE}=\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\frac{1}{2}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}m{v}^{2}$

Therefore, $\frac{1}{2}{m}_{\text{A}}{v}_{\text{A}}^{2}=\frac{1}{2}{m}_{\text{B}}{v}_{\text{B}}^{2}$

$\frac{{v}_{\text{A}}^{2}}{{v}_{\text{B}}^{2}}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}=\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\frac{{m}_{\text{B}}}{{m}_{\text{A}}}$

${\left(\frac{{v}_{\text{A}}^{2}}{{v}_{\text{B}}^{2}}\right)}^{1\text{/}2}={\left(\frac{{m}_{\text{B}}}{{m}_{\text{A}}}\right)}^{1\text{/}2}$

$\frac{{v}_{\text{A}}}{{v}_{\text{B}}}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}={\left(\frac{{m}_{\text{B}}}{{m}_{\text{A}}}\right)}^{1\text{/}2}$

Yes. At any given instant, there are a range of values of molecular speeds in a sample of gas. Any single molecule can speed up or slow down as it collides with other molecules. The average speed of all the molecules is constant at constant temperature.

H_{2}O. Cooling slows the speeds of the He atoms, causing them to behave as though they were heavier.

(a) The pressure of the gas remains constant. (b) The average kinetic energy doubles. (c) The root mean square speed increases to $\sqrt{2}$ times its initial value; *u*_{rms} is proportional to $\sqrt{{\text{KE}}_{\text{avg}}}.$

(a) equal; (b) less than; (c) 29.48 g mol^{−1}; (d) 1.0966 g L^{−1}; (e) 0.129 g/L; (f) 4.01 $\times $ 10^{5} g; net lifting capacity = 384 lb; (g) 270 L; (h) 39.1 kJ min^{−1}

The gas behavior most like an ideal gas will occur under the conditions that minimize the chances of significant interactions between the gaseous atoms/molecules, namely, low pressures (fewer atoms/molecules per unit volume) and high temperatures (greater kinetic energies of atoms/molecules make them less susceptible to attractive forces). The conditions described in (b), high temperature and low pressure, are therefore most likely to yield ideal gas behavior.

(a) A straight horizontal line at 1.0; (b) When real gases are at low pressures and high temperatures, they behave close enough to ideal gases that they are approximated as such; however, in some cases, we see that at a high pressure and temperature, the ideal gas approximation breaks down and is significantly different from the pressure calculated by the ideal gas equation. (c) The greater the compressibility, the more the volume matters. At low pressures, the correction factor for intermolecular attractions is more significant, and the effect of the volume of the gas molecules on Z would be a small lowering compressibility. At higher pressures, the effect of the volume of the gas molecules themselves on Z would increase compressibility (see Figure 8.35). (d) Once again, at low pressures, the effect of intermolecular attractions on Z would be more important than the correction factor for the volume of the gas molecules themselves, though perhaps still small. At higher pressures and low temperatures, the effect of intermolecular attractions would be larger. See Figure 8.35. (e) Low temperatures