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Secondary IV • 8mo.

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The density of a gas can vary, but why?

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    Team Alloprof • 8mo.

    Thank you for your question!

    The density of a gas can vary since gases are compressible.

    Indeed, we can "crush" a gas so that it fits into a smaller space. Consequently, there could be a greater quantity of gas, and therefore, a greater mass of gas in a certain space.

    Feel free to ask us more questions if you have any!