Atmospheric Pressure and Wind Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If you want to find the volume of a gas using the ideal gas law, which values do you need to know?

Question 2 2. If you know the temperature, volume, and pressure of a gas, how would you rearrange the ideal gas equation to find the number of moles?

Question 3 3. What is the general direction of the tradewinds in the northern hemisphere?

Question 4 4. Which circulation cell is closest to the equator?

Question 5 5. What type of storm can be produced by a pressure trough?

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Question 6 6. Which storm system spins clockwise in the southern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the northern?

Question 7 7. Oxygen is collected in a test tube over 30 degree Celsius water. The vapor pressure of the water at that temperature is about 32 mmHg. If the atmospheric pressure is 640 mmHg, then what percentage of the gas in the test tube is oxygen?

Question 8 8. A container holds a mixture of two different gases. The oxygen in a container exerts 80 mmHg of pressure on the inside of the container. The total pressure inside the container is 120 mmHg. What is the pressure of the other gas in the container?

Question 9 9. How does atmospheric pressure contribute to weather patterns?

Question 10 10. What two factors affect atmospheric pressure?

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Question 11 11. If a 22.4 L container is holding 1.00 mole of a gas at 273 kelvins, then what is its pressure?

Question 12 12. The ideal gas constant, R, can be found using which of the following equations?

Question 13 13. Which of the following describes the directions that winds blow?

Question 14 14. What are the two largest contributors to creating winds?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a pressure style anemometer?

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Question 16 16. How do hot wire anemometers work?

Question 17 17. What is hydrostatic pressure?

Question 18 18. Which of the following does not affect air pressure?

Question 19 19. Which of the following will cause air pressure to increase?

Question 20 20. What weather event would you expect to occur when warm, wet air rises quickly, forming an updraft?

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Question 21 21. The ultimate source of wind is

Question 22 22. A pressure gradient force is

Question 23 23. What is low pressure associated with?

Question 24 24. What affects barometric pressure?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is the best definition for Torr?

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Question 26 26. If gas is added to a container which has a fixed volume, what happens to the pressure in that container?

Question 27 27. Which winds blow towards the poles and work to create the Ferrell cells?

Question 28 28. If you watch the Weather Channel or view weather information online, you will often see either high or low pressure moving across the central United States. This part of the country is exposed to weather coming out of the north or from the south, depending on prevailing conditions. What type of weather pattern would you expect to see from competing fronts?

Question 29 29. What direction do geostrophic winds blow?

Question 30 30. What is the driving force behind the Coriolis effect?

Atmospheric Pressure and Wind Chapter Exam Instructions

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