Ideal Gas Law: Introduction
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About Ideal Gas Law: Introduction Virtual Lab Simulation
This short, targeted simulation is adapted from the full-length “Ideal Gas Law” simulation.
Are you interested in seeing virtual ideal gas molecules? In this simulation, you will observe how ideal gas molecules behave according to the Ideal Gas Law. You’ll learn about the relationship between pressure, volume and temperature in gases by adjusting these variables. Unlike in a normal lab, you’ll be able to observe a physical representation of the gas molecules!
Formulate the Ideal Gas Law
Imagine how easy it would be to understand the behavior of an ideal gas if the gas molecules were so big that they could be seen with the naked eye. Well, in this simulation they can! The gas molecules are magnified, so you can see what is otherwise invisible. Your next mission is to define the relationship between the pressure, temperature and volume of an ideal gas sealed in a glass jar.
Familiarize yourself with the ideal gas law equation
Take a deeper look into the makeup of the ideal gas law equation and how each variable is directly correlated with one another. Relate the effect of the variables from observing the virtual gas molecules in the jar to the ideal gas law equation to understand that it defines the exact behavior you have been observing.
Review your knowledge
Consolidate all of your knowledge gained from observing the ideal gas molecules by answering some questions and reading up on relevant theory through our informative theory pages linked in the simulation. Become introduced to a method that could be used in a lab to collect data and prove that this is in fact how ideal gases behave.
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Techniques in Lab
- Ideal Gas Law
- Bunsen burner
- Gas inlet
- Define the relationship between pressure, volume and temperature in gases
- Relate the behavior of ideal gases to the ideal gas law equation.
Examples of Related Standards
Physics and Chemistry related 1st year
No direct alignment
No direct alignment
Physics 2 Unit 2.2 Pressure, thermal Equilibrium, and the ideal gas law
Chemistry Unit 3.4 Ideal gas law
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