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How does increasing the temperature of a gas within a gas tank affect its volume? A....

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ashcash94 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted August 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM via web

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How does increasing the temperature of a gas within a gas tank affect its volume?

 A. Volume decreases.  B. Volume increases.  C. Volume remains the same.  D. It affects pressure, not volume.

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sanjeetmanna | College Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted August 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM (Answer #1)

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According to Charles law at constant pressure volume is directly propositional to temperature, with increase in temperature volume increases and vice versa...

Accprding to boyle's law at constant temperature pressure is inversely propositional to volume, with increase in pressure volume decreases and vice versa...

According to Gay-Lussac's law at constant volume with increase in temperature pressure increases...

In a gas tank since volume is fixed increase in temperature will effect pressure only. With increase in temperature gas molecules will expand and fill the gas tank with greater volume but does not increases the volume.

option D is answer ie., It affects pressure, not volume.

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