Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 10 - Gases - Exercises: 10.17b

Answer

2.1 atm

Work Step by Step

We are given that the surface pressure of water is .97 atm and that the diver is 39 ft below the surface. Every 33ft of H$_2$O is 1 atm. Since we have 39ft between the surface and the diver we simply find how many atm by: 39ft/33ft = 1.18 atm Finally we just add the surface atm with the 1.18 atm to get: 1.18 atm + .97 atm = 2.1 atm
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