Answer to Question #99890 in General Chemistry for Beverlie

Answer to Question #99890 in General Chemistry for Beverlie

Category:
Answers>Chemistry>General Chemistry

Question #99890

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in the ground and in building materials. It is easily inhaled and emits alpha particles when it decays. Cumulative radon exposure is a significant risk factor for lung cancer.
1. Calculate the density of radon at 325 K and 0.950 atm of pressure. answer in g/L
2. Are radon concentrations likely to be greater in the basement or on the top floor of a building?

Expert’s answer

Use Ideal Gas Law to calculate density of Radon at temperature and pressure given: 2 . As M(R) is bigger than of the air (M(air)= 29g/mol), Radon is likely to accumulate in the basement of a building.

Post a Comment