Ideal Gases

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Ethan Breaux 2F
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Ideal Gases

Postby Ethan Breaux 2F » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:48 am

What's the purpose of using Ideal Gases when they are theoretical? And whats the basic difference between ideal gases and real gases?

ian_haliburton_1f
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Re: Ideal Gases

Postby ian_haliburton_1f » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:38 pm

For one thing, there are certain conditions under which gases do behave more like ideal gases and in those instances you would be able to perform calculations as we have been.For example, conditions of higher temp. and lower pressure contribute to more ideal behavior.

Jack DeLeon 1B
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Re: Ideal Gases

Postby Jack DeLeon 1B » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:16 pm

ideal gases assume all contact is completely elastic, which in a real gas is not true. This would have a slight effect on pressure so we use ideal gases simply because they are predictable and easy to work with


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