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6.2 Boyle’s Law
Robert Boyle, in 1662, published a mathematical statement on the rela
tion between the volume and pressure of gas at constant temperature
called
Boyle’s Law
. This law states that "At constant temperature,
volume of a definite mass of a dry gas is inversely proportional to its
pressure."
It can be mathematically expressed as
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Unformatted text preview: The magnitude of constant depends on temperature, mass and nature of a gas. Boyle’s law can be useful in calculating the volume of a gas at any required pressure if the volume at some other pressure is known by using the following equation. P 1 V 1 = P 2 V 2 = K...
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course CHEM 102 taught by Professor Henshaw during the Spring '08 term at VCU.
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