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anonymous
 one year ago
How are the pressure and volume of a gas related?
anonymous
 one year ago
How are the pressure and volume of a gas related?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If the gas can be considered an ideal gas (a reasonable assumption in most cases), then the ideal gas law applies\[PV=nRT\]If the temperature is constant, then the right hand side of this equation is a constant. That implies that the product of the pressure and volume is a constant.

UnkleRhaukus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Using the result above (for a certain amount of a some gas, at a certain temperature ), we might set the righthand side to equal a constant, say K \[PV = nRT = K\] Then \[P =K/V\] or equivalently \[V = K/P\] In otherwords, the pressure and volume of the gas are inversely proportional.
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