Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 5 - Sections 5.1-5.10 - Exercises - Review Questions: 8

Answer

Since pressure and volume are inversely related at constant temperature, then holding your breath while ascending causes the volume of the lungs to increase, possibly causing catastrophic results.

Work Step by Step

When a diver ascends towards the surface, the pressure decreases.
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