The Gas Laws - pressure to a gas • He found that the...

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The Gas Laws Four variables are usually sufficient to define the state (i.e. condition) of a gas: Temperature, T Pressure, P Volume, V Quantity of matter, usually the number of moles, n The equations that express the relationships among P, T, V and n are known as the gas laws The Pressure-Volume Relationship: Boyle's Law Robert Boyle (1627-1691) Studied the relationship between the pressure exerted on a gas and the resulting volume of the gas. He utilized a simple 'J' shaped tube and used mercury to apply
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Unformatted text preview: pressure to a gas: • He found that the volume of a gas decreased as the pressure was increased • Doubling the pressure caused the gas to decrease to one-half its original volume Boyle's Law: The volume of a fixed quantity of gas maintained at constant temperature is inversely proportional to the pressure • The value of the constant depends on the temperature and the amount of gas in the sample • A plot of V vs. 1/P will give a straight line with slope = constant...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY CHM1025 taught by Professor Laurachoudry during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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