Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 10 - Gases - Exercises: 10.25c

Answer

Yes, this would double the pressure.

Work Step by Step

We have PV = nRT If we halve the volume we have P(1/2 V) = nRT To balance it, we need to halve the right side or double the left side but we are told the Temperature is constant so we must double the pressure. This gives: 2P (1/2V) = nRT or PV = nRT Therefore, this would double the pressure.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.