ideal gas law
A law relating the pressure (P), temperature (T), and volume (V) of an ideal gas. Mathematically, the ideal gas law can be written as:
pV = nRT,The ideal gas law implies that at constant temperature (T), the product of pressure and volume (pV) is constant (Boyle's law) and at a constant pressure, the volume is proportional to the temperature (Charles' law). See also equation of state.
Related categories• HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS
• PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Home • About • Copyright © The Worlds of David Darling • Encyclopedia of Alternative Energy • Contact