Equations of State: ConcepTest and Example Problem

Try to answer this ConcepTest and solve this example problem before using this module. Studies show that trying to answer the questions before studying material improves learning and retention. We suggest that you write down the reasons for your answers. By the end of this module, you should be able to answer these on your own. Answers will be given at the end of this module.

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Example Problem 1

A cylindrical propane tank (height = 64 cm, diameter = 32 cm) is charged with 4.5 kg of propane at 25°C. Use the Soave-Redlich-Kwong (SRK) equation of state to calculate the tank pressure.