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PV=nRT

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Summary

Symbolic illustration of the ideal gas law, PV=nRT. The molecular model of an ideal gas involves  a large number of point molecules moving independently and experiencing elastic collisions.

Click on the corresponding icons to double the volume, the number of particles or the temperature.

Learning goals

  • To illustrate the microscopic meaning of gas pressure.
  • To show the interdependence of the variables P, V and T.

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