posted by .

15.0 moles of gas are in a 6.00L tank at 298.15K. Calculate the difference in pressure between methane and an ideal gas under these conditions. The van der Waals constants for methane are a=2.300 L^2*atm/mol^2 and b=0.0430 L/mol.

I found the idea gas pressure to be 61.2 atm by using the ideal gas law. However I can't seem to get the right value for the pressure of methane. Below are my workings, can anyone see what I'm doing wrong?

P= [(nRT)/(V-nb)] - [(an)^2/V^2]
P=[(15 mol*0.08206*298.15K)/(6.00L-(15mol*0.0430)] -[(15mol*2.3)^2/(6.00L)^2]
P=35.47 atm

  • Chemistry -

    In my text the second term is an^2 and not (an)^2.
    68.53 is ok.
    The second term is -[(15)^2 x 2.3]/36 = ?

  • Chemistry -

    what is the absolute temperature of the gas at which 3.33 10-3 mol occupies 440. mL at 708 torr

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. chemistry

    I have a problem that states: Find the pressure of a sample of carbon tetrachloride, CCl4 if 1.00 mol occupies 35.0L at 77.0 degress C (slightly above its normal boiling point). Assume that CCl4 obeys (a) the ideal gas law; (b) the …
  2. Chemistry

    1 mol of an ideal gas expands under isothermal conditions (T=298.15K). The initial pressure and volume is 2.00 atm and 1.00L respectively, and the final pressure is 1.00 atm. Find the expansion work. The answer is w = -101.325 J. I …
  3. Chemistry-Please help

    If 1.00mol of argon is placed in a 0.500- container at 28.0 degree Celsius, what is the difference between the ideal pressure (as predicted by the ideal gas law) and the real pressure (as predicted by the van der Waals equation)?
  4. Chemistry

    Calculate the partial pressures and total pressure (in atm) exerted by 0.838 mol of methane, 0.184 mol of ethane and 0.755 mol of neon contained in a 4.00 L container at 27 C. PV=nRT for methane (4.00L) X = (0.838 mol)(0.08206 L-atm/mol-K)(300.15 …
  5. Chemistry

    According to the ideal gas law a 9.03 sample of oxygen gas in a 0.8112 container at 499k should exert a pressure of 456atm. By what % does the pressure calculated using van der waals equation differ from the ideal pressure?
  6. chemistry

    A 9.96 mol sample of methane gas is maintained in a 0.836 L container at 296 K. What is the pressure in atm calculated using the van der Waals' equation for CH4 gas under these conditions?
  7. Chemistry

    Use van der Waals’ equation to calculate the pressure exerted by 2.33 mol of ammo- nia at −3.7◦C in a 1.25 L container. The van der Waals’ constants for ammonia are a = 4.00 L2·atm/mol2 and b = 0.0400 L/mol. (The values …
  8. Chemistry

    The compound CH3F has van der Waals constants a = 5.009 atm•L2 /mol 2 and b = 0.0562 L/mol. Using both the ideal gas law and van der Waals’s equation, calculate the pressure expected for 25 mol of CH3F gas in a 5.00-L container …
  9. Chemistry

    Use the van der Waals equation of state to calculate the pressure of 3.60 mol of NH3 at 489 K in a 4.50-L vessel. Van der Waals constants can be found here. P= Use the ideal gas equation to calculate the pressure under the same conditions. …
  10. Chemisty

    Calculate the Volume occupied by 1.5 moles of an ideal gas at 25 degrees Celsius and a pressure of 0.80 atm. (R= 0.08206 L atm/(mol*K). I've tried using the ideal gas law: PV=nRT but i can't seem to get where I am getting lost. V=(1.5mol)(0.08206 …

More Similar Questions