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## Boyle’s Law states that when a sample of gas is compressed at a constant temperature, the pressure P and volume V satisfy the equation PV =

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Boyle’s Law states that when a sample of gas is compressed at a constant temperature, the pressure P and volume V satisfy the equation PV = C, where C is a constant. Suppose that at a certain instant the volume is 600 cm3, the pressure is 150 kPa, and the pressure is increasing at a rate of 40 kPa/min. At what rate is the volume decreasing at this instant?

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Answer:The volume is decreasing at

160 cm³/minExplanation:Given;

Boyle’s law, PV = C

where;

P is pressure of the gas

V is volume of the gas

C is constant

Differentiate this equation using product rule:

Given;

(increasing pressure rate of the gas) = 40 kPa/min

V (volume of the gas) = 600 cm³

P (pressure of the gas) = 150 kPa

Substitute in these values in the differential equation above and calculate the rate at which the volume is decreasing ( );

(600 x 40) + (150 x ) = 0

Therefore, the volume is decreasing at

160 cm³/min