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Physics Core/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 13: 6-13 Assignment

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Physics 13: 6-13 The Ideal Gas Law


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 13: 6-13

Study Points

Key Equations

  • Avogadro's form of the ideal gas law (atoms or molecules instead of moles): ] PV   =   NkT
  • The universal gas constant has a numerical value based on the units used: R   =   8.314   J mole / K   =   0.0821   L atm mole K   =   1.99   calories mole K
  • The Boltzman constant depends on R and Avogadro's number: k   =   R N A   =     8.314   J mole / K 6.02   10 23   / mole  

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: The Ideal Gas Law

Study Activity

Depending on your browser settings, clicking on the link below will either cause the Java application to download so that you can run it locally, or start h application in the browser.

Gas Properties
Click to Run

Physics simulation Java Applets are the product of the PHET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

If you want lab credit for this course, you must complete at least 12 labs (honors course) or 18 labs (AP students). One or more lab exercises are posted for each chapter as part of the homework assignment. We will be reviewing lab work at regular intervals, so do not get behind!