Posted by Garcia on .
Container A holds 752 mL of ideal gas at 2.40 atm. Container B holds 179 mL of ideal gas at 4.80 atm. If the gases are allowed to mix together, what is the resulting pressure?
Note: Find the partial pressure of each gas in the total volume using a formula that relates volume and pressure. Then sum the partial pressures to get the total pressure.

Chemistry 
DrBob222,
So what happens if you follow the hint? It tells you what to do as well as I can do it.

Chemistry 
Garcia,
I am having trouble trying to figure out what formula I can use to determine the partial pressure of each. Is it Boyle's Law?

Chemistry 
DrBob222,
P1V1 = P2V2 for gas 1.
P1V1 = P2V2 for gas 2.
Total P = 1 + 2 = ? (not 3 :). 
Chemistry 
Garcia,
So would it look like this:
2.40*752=P2*931 for gas 1
4.80*179=P2*931 for gas 2
Then add the two P2's that I get. Right? 
Chemistry 
DrBob222,
You have it.

Chemistry 
Garcia,
Makes sense now. Thank you.