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Posted by Jamie on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 1:47am.

The average coefficient of volume expansion for carbon tetrachloride is 5.81 10-4 (C)-1. If a 43.0 gal steel container is filled completely with carbon tetrachloride when the temperature is 10.0C, how much will spill over when the temperature rises to 31.5C?

> I thought you used the equation
Delta V = beta*Volume*delta T

Beta = 3 alpha
Alpha = 5.81E-4
Volume = 43 gallons
Delta T = 21.5

I got 1.61 but it said that was wrong. I think it has something to do with the volume of the container... but I'm not sure what went wrong.

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