Posted by **Sarah** on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7:25pm.

A 3.80 L cylinder contains 6.83 g of methane, CH4, at a pressure of 3320 mmHg. What is the temp. Of the gas?

I mainly have problems being able to tell which gas law equation I need to use when asked these types of questions and then being able to rearrange the equation to find my answer that I need. If there an easy way to do this or to be able to tell?

Thank you.

- Chemistry -
**DrBob222**, Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:25pm
If you have two sets of conditions, the easy gas law to use is the

(P1V1/T1) = (P2V2/T2)

If you don't have two sets of data you almost certainly must use PV = nRT. Many times, and this problem is one of them, the problem gives grams so you calculate mols = n = grams/molar mass.

Also,if you mean by "rearranging the equation to find my answer" as rearranging the equation FIRST, I wouldn't do that. I would substitute into the equation you want (either of the two equations above), then rearrange the numbers to solve for the unknown.

For this problem you want PV = nRT.

P must be in atm (mmHg/760), n = mols = grams/molar mass, when you solve for T the answer will be in kelvin.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Chemistry - A 3.80 L cylinder contains 6.83g of methane, CH4, at a pressure of ...
- Chemistry - In an experiment, you fill a heavy walled 5.00 L flask with methane ...
- Chemistry - I'm trying to find the dry gas pressure of H2 in mmHg. The ...
- Chemistry - Natural gas is almost entirely methane, CH4. What volume of natural ...
- chemistry - a 10.0L ballon contains helium gas at a pressure of 655mmHg, what is...
- chemistry - A compressed gas cylinder contains 1.00 into 1000 g argon gas . the ...
- Chemistry 105 - A gas mixture with a total pressure of 745 mmHg contains each of...
- chemistry - A sample of natural gas is 85.2% methane, CH4, and 14.8% ethane, ...
- Chemistry - Calculate the ratio of moles of CO2 produced to moles of the ...
- Chemistry - Calculate the ratio of moles of CO2 produced to moles of the ...

More Related Questions