Experiment 10: Gas Laws General Chemistry I and II Lab Manual Dakota State University Page 126 of 232 Experiment 10: Gas Laws Purpose:To become familiar with the behavior of gases PPpppphhhhh:Yeah, that’s right, I typed it… Background:None Introduction:When one thinks of the gas laws in terms of the medical field, respiration immediately springs to mind. After all, respiration allows us to exchange oxygen for use in the cells with carbon dioxide, the bi-product from the cells, and since we are not aquatic animals, our respiration takes place in a gaseous medium. Since respiration takes place in a gaseous medium, it is subject to gas laws. Two of the most significant laws governing respiration are Boyle’s Law and Poiseuille’s Law, but let’s not forget Charle’s law, without which temperature calculations would be impossible. Let’s begin with a review of volume. Volume we all know. A one dimensional structure
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