How Plausible is Ideal Gas?


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Megan Kirschner
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How Plausible is Ideal Gas?

Postby Megan Kirschner » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:07 pm

I understand that we use the ideal gas law for calculations, but how many gases actually behave in an ideal manner? How realistic are the calculations we get and is it mostly just theoretical or based on empirical data?

Ryan Narisma 4G
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Re: How Plausible is Ideal Gas?

Postby Ryan Narisma 4G » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:13 pm

Gases behave ideally in situations when they have perfectly inelastic conditions. Gas molecules in a container typically collide with each other and bump into each other frequently because they're rapidly moving through the volume. However, when gas molecules collide, they start to have intermolecular attractions. An ideal gas is one that does not have these intermolecular attractions.Containers with high temperature and low pressure are situations in which gases will less likely have intermolecular attractions. I hope this helps!


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