# what is the mass of 7.00 litres of neon gas if the volume is measured at 0 degrees celcius and 101.3 kPa pressure?

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pacorz | Certified Educator

To answer your question, we need to use the universal gas law:

PV = nRT

Where P = pressure in atmospheres

V = volume in liters

n = number of moles of gas

R = .0821 L atm/Mole Deg K which is a gas constant

T = temperature in Kelvin

Before you put the numbers in to this formula, you need to convert degrees C to K: 0C + 273 = 273K

and convert 101.3 kPa converts to 1 atmosphere

Then:

1 * 7 = n (.0821) 273

7 = 22.4 n

0.3125 = n

Which means you have 0.3125 moles of Neon

1 Mole of Neon weighs 20.2 grams, so 0.3125 * 20.2 = 6.3 grams of Neon