Where we're headed

This page contains a preview of where our class will be going in the next chapter...this page may contain links or documents and sometimes it may just have a brief chapter overview.

Our next chapter is on Gas Laws. It may be helpful to brush up on your algebra skills for this unit!

The variables in the gas law equations are volume, temperature, pressure and amount of gas (in moles). By understanding the relationship betweent these variables, you can start to explain many phenomena in the real world. For example, why do tires seem deflated in winter? How does soda have fizz?

The two main equations we will use are:

1) Combined Gas Law: P1V1T2 = P2V2T1

2) Ideal Gas Law: PV=nRT where n stands for number of moles and R is a gas constant

Below is a link to an online simulation of how gases react under different conditions. You can play around with temperature, volume, pressure, etc and see what happens to the gas particles.