Chemistry: Gay-Lussac's Law (Gas Laws) with 2 examples | Homework Tutor
Chemistry: Gay-Lussac's Law (Gas Laws) with 2 examples
For a gas, temperature and pressure are directly proportional. When you keep everything else constant, as the temperature of a gas goes up, its pressure goes up. As the temperature of a gas goes down, its pressure goes down.
Gay-Lussac’s Law says that when the volume and amount of gas is constant, pressure and temperature are directly proportional. P ∝ T You can write this mathematically as P = kT
We include two example problems worked in full.
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You can jump to these sections in the video:
0:00 Definition of Gay-Lussac's Law
1:45 Using Gay-Lussac's Law to compare two situations (before and after)
2:06 Example 1
3:18 Example 2
4:32 Other Gas Laws
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