BOYLE'S LAW by Sheridan Goldstein

BOYLE'S LAW                      by Sheridan Goldstein

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How Boyle's Law effects scuba diving

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  • When I scuba dive, why do you think I have to wear an oxygen tank?
  • When you go deeper into water pressure increases, 
  • Oh. So that's why when I swim in my pool it always hurts my ears.
  • Boyle's law is the relationship between pressure and volume. When you go deeper in water, the pressure increases. 
  • Underwater, scuba divers have tiny bubbles of nitrogen dissolved in their blood. However, if the divers come up too quickly, the pressure decreases and the bubbles expand. (painfully) 
  • Exactly! 
  • I think I understand it. So when you scuba dive, you always need to wear an air tank otherwise It can be very painful. 
  • Just remember that when volume goes up pressure goes down. The formula is P1V1=P2V2
  • I should always wear an air tank when scuba diving, and be very careful because it can be very painful if you don't 
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