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PV=nRT

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:14 pm
by Tim Foster 2A
What do all of the different variables in the ideal gas law above represent?

Re: PV=nRT  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:17 pm
by Chem_Mod
P is Pressure
V is Volume
n is the moles of gas
T is temperature
R is a constant (the value you choose depends on which units you are using).

For example, in this class, you usually use 0.08206, in which you should use atm, L, K.

Re: PV=nRT

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:38 pm
by Wayland Leung
what are the units for each variable? Are there different units for pressure? How do we convert them to atm?

Re: PV=nRT

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:35 pm
by Sandhya Rajkumar 1C
As the reply above said, the constant (R) usually used in this class is 0.08206. This constant is used when pressure (P) is measured in atm, volume (V) is measured in liters (L), n is the moles of gas, and temperature (T) is measured in Kelvin (K).

Re: PV=nRT

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:56 pm
by Andy Nguyen 1A
If the pressure isn't given in atm, then you can use 760 mmHg = 1 atm and 101.325 kPa = 1 atm.