Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 5 - Gases - Questions - Page 234: 23


The 4th plot does not correctly represent Boyle's Law.

Work Step by Step

Boyle's law states that pressure and volume are indirectly proportional to each other. In other words, $P=$k\frac{1}{V}$ where $k$ is a positive number. However, the 4th graph does not depict this relationship as it displays k as a negative value which does not match up with Boyle's Law.
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