An lpg cylinder contains 15kg of butane at 27oC and 10 bar pressure. The cylinder leaked and it was found that after 4 days,the mass of the gas left in cylinder in was only 10 kg. How much pressure was dropped in each day (average pressure drop/day)?

Dear Student,

According to ideal gas equation, PV = nRT
In the question, V, R and T remains constant. Only P and n are changing
P is directly proportional to n.
n = number of moles = mass/molar mass
Molar mass in both the cases is also constant, so. P is directly proportional to mass of gas.
$\frac{{P}_{1}}{{P}_{2}}=\frac{{m}_{1}}{{m}_{2}}$
P1 = 10 bar, P2 = ?
m1 = 15 kg, m2 = 10 kg
After putting the values,
$\frac{10}{{P}_{2}}=\frac{15}{10}$
P2 = 6.67 bar
Pressure loss = 10-6.67 = 3.33 bar
Number of days = 4
Pressure drop per day = 3.33/4 = 0.83 bar/day

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