Graphing Practice Problem #4
The volume of a gas decreases as the temperature of the gas decreases. A sample of gas was collected at 100 degrees Celsius and then cooled. The changes in the volume of the sample are shown below.
T ( ^{o}C )  V ( ml ) 
100  317 
80  297 
60  288 
40  278 
30  252 
20  243 
10  236 
0  233 
10  227 
30  202 
 Graph the data.
 Construct another graph that will allow you to extrapolate (extend the graph beyond measured data) the graph to reach a gas volume of 0 ml. The temperature at which the volume of the gas reaches zero is the theoretical temperature of Absolute Zero. From this graph, what is the Celsius Temperature for Absolute Zero?
