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ERIC Number: EJ820880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Derivation of the Ideal Gas Law
Laugier, Alexander; Garai, Jozsef
Journal of Chemical Education, v84 n11 p1832-1833 Nov 2007
Undergraduate and graduate physics and chemistry books usually state that combining the gas laws results in the ideal gas law. Leaving the derivation to the students implies that this should be a simple task, most likely a substitution. Boyle's law, Charles's law, and the Avogadro's principle are given under certain conditions; therefore, direct substitution can not be employed. Straightforward derivation of the ideal gas law from the gas laws is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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