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The volume of a gas sample is increased.  Why does the pressure, which is exerted by the gas, decrease?
Asked by Topperlearning User | 04 Jun, 2014, 13:23: PM
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As the volume of a gas is increased, its pressure decreases because of the fact that :

(i)  The molecules have to travel a longer distance between impact on the walls of the container.

(ii)  These impacts are now distributed over a larger area.

Answered by | 04 Jun, 2014, 15:23: PM
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