# Gas Laws

```Gas Laws
Chapter 11
Kinetic Molecular Theory (KMT)
Gas particles are tiny (molecular size is negligible compared to total volume of
gas)
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Gas particles are in constant, rapid, random motion
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Particles are small spheres with insignificant volume
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Particles are far apart
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No attractive forces between particles
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Gas will spread out to fill container
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All particle collisions are perfectly elastic (kinetic energy can be transferred between
molecules but as long as temperature is constant, average kinetic energy remains the
same)
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Average kinetic energy is proportional to temperature (at any temperature, molecules
have the same average kinetic energy)
Pressure
• Pressure = force distributed over an area
• Pressure results when particles collide
• No particles = no collisions, no pressure (a vacuum)
• SI unit of pressure = pascal (Pa) (1 Newton/square meter)
• Other pressure units: atmosphere (atm), millimeters of mercury
(mmHg), torricelli (torr), bar
• To convert: 1 atm = 760 mmHg = 101.3 kPa = 760 torr
• Also: 1000 Pa = 1 kPa, 1 bar = 100000 Pa
• Manometer = instrument used to measure pressure based on the
height of a mercury column that the gas pressure can support
• Barometer = device used to measure atmospheric pressure
Temperature
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Absolute temperature (temperature in Kelvin) is directly proportional to
average kinetic energy of particles
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http://www.uwsp.edu/physastr/kmenning/flash/AF_2112.swf
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Recall
Temp in Kelvin = T in Celsius + 273
Temp in Celsius = T in Kelvin -273
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Absolute zero (0 Kelvin, -273 Celsius) = essentially no kinetic energy, no
particle movement
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Standard Temperature and Pressure
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For many gas calculations “standard temperature and pressure” (STP)
conditions are used as common reference conditions. Standard
temperature and pressure is 1 atm (= 760 mmHg = 101.3 kPa etc.) and 273
K (0 degrees Celsius).
problems
Boyles Law
Charles Law
Combined Gas Law
Ideal Gas Law
Boyle's Law
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With a given amount of gas and temperature as the volume is changed the
pressure will vary inversely by a constant amount.
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V =k/P ( V is volume, P is pressure, and k is the proportionality constant)
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So long as temperature remains constant at the same value the same amount of
energy given to the system persists throughout its operation and therefore,
theoretically, the value of k will remain constant.
• P1V1 = P2V2 ( P1 is the initial pressure, V1 is the initial volume, P2 is the
new pressure for a new volume
example:A sample of oxygen with a volume of 500 mL and 760 mmHg is
compressed to 425 mL. What is the pressure exerted by the oxygen after it is
compressed?
P1 = 760 mmHg, V1 = 500 mL, V2 = 425 mL , and P2 = ?
( 760 mmHg )(500 mL ) = P2 ( 425 mL )
( 760 mmHg )( 500 mL ) / ( 425 mL ) = P2 = 894 mmHg
Samples
• 1. If some neon gas at 121 kPa were allowed to expand from
3.7 dm3 to 6.0 dm3 without changing the temperature, what
pressure would the neon gas exert under these new
conditions?
• 2. A quantity of gas under a pressure of 1.78 atm has a volume
of 550 cm3. The pressure is increased to 2.50 atm, while the
pressure remains constant. What is the new volume?
• 3. Under a pressure of 172 kPa, a gas has a volume of 564
cm3. The pressure is decreased, without changing the
temperature, until the volume of the gas is equal to 8.00 x 102
cm3. What is the new pressure?
• 1) 75 kPa
• 2) 390 cm3
• 3) 121 kPa
Charle's Law
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given amount of gas at a constant pressure changes volume directly
related to the change in temperature.
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V = kT ( V is volume, T is temperature and k is constant of
proportionality )
– When one goes up, the other goes up
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V1 / T1 = V2 / T2
example:To make 300 mL of oxygen at 20.0 C change in volume to 250
mL, what must be done to the sample if its pressure and mass are held
constant.
V1 = 300 mL, T1 = 20.0 + 273 = 293 K, V2 = 250 mL, and T2 = ?
( 300 mL ) / ( 293 K) = (250 mL) / T2
T2 = (293 K)(250 mL) / (300 mL) = 244 K = -29 C
1. What volume will a sample of hydrogen occupy at 28.0 oC if the gas
occupies a volume of 2.23 dm3 at a temperature of 0.0 oC? Assume
that the pressure remains constant. (remember to change to Kelvin).
2. If a gas occupies 733 cm3 at 10.0 oC, at what temperature will it
occupy 950 cm3? Assume that pressure remains constant.
3. A gas occupies 560 cm3 at 285 K. To what temperature must the gas
be lowered to, if it is to occupy 25.0 cm3? Assume a constant
pressure.
1) 2.46 dm3
2) 370 K
3) 13 K
Gay-Lussac's Law
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The pressure of given amount of gas held at constant volume is
directly proportional to the Kelvin temperature.
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P = kT ( P is pressure, T is temperature, and k is constant of
proportionality )
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P1 / T1 = P2 / T2
example:A sample of Nitrogen gas contained in a 50 L rigid container
has a pressure of 101 kPa at 25 C. If the container is heated to 150 C
what is the pressure in the container?
P1 = 101 kPa, T1 = 25 + 273 = 298 K, T2 = 150 + 273 = 423 K, and P2 = ?
(101 kPa) / (298 K) = P2 / (423 K)
(101 kPa)(423 K) / (298 K) = P2 = 143 kPa
Combined Gas Law
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The volume of a given amount of gas is proportional to the ratio of its Kelvin temperature
and its pressure.
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PV = kT
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P1V1/T1 = P2V2/T2
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Memorize just the combined, and you can reduce it to any of the other three by cancelling out the
variable you don’t need!
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Or, if you need to use all variables because more than one condition changes, keep them all…
example:What will be the final pressure of a sample of nitrogen with a volume of 950 L at 745
torr and 25.0 C if it is heated to 60.0 C and given a final volume of 1150 L?
P1 = 745 torr, V1 =950 L, T1 = 25.0 + 273.2 = 298.2 K, V2 = 1150 L , T2 = 60.0 + 273.2 = 333.2 K,
and P2 = ?
(745 torr)(950 L) / (298.2 K) = P2 (1150 L) / (333.2 K)
(745 torr)(950 L)(333.2 K) / [(298.2 K)(1150 L)] = P2 = 688 torr
• When measured at the same temperature
and pressure, equal volume of gases
contain equal number of moles.
• 1 mol of gas at STP occupies
approximately 22.4 Liters.
Ideal Gas Law
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Pressure, Volume, temperature and the number of moles of gas are related by a
proportionality constant.
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PV = nRT ( P is pressure in atm, V is volume in Liters, n is the number of moles, T is
temperature in Kelvin, and R is the ideal gas constant 0.0821 L atm /(mol K)
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example:What volume in milliliters does a sample of nitrogen with a mass of
0.245 g occupy at 21 C and 750 torr?
Convert all units to Liters, atmospheres and Kelvin.
.245 g N2 ( 1 mol N2 / 14.0 g N2) = 0.0175 mol N2
21 C + 273 = 294 K
750 torr ( 1 atm / 760 torr ) = 0.987 atm
V (0.987 atm) = (0.0175 mol N2)(0.0821 L atm / (mol K))(294 K)
V = (0.0175 mol)(0.0821 L atm /(mol K))(294 K) / (0.987 atm) = .428 L
Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures
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The total pressure of a mixture of nonreacting gases is the sum of
their individual partial pressure.
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Ptotal = Pa + Pb + Pc ...
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example:How many grams of oxygen are present at 25 C in a 5.00 L
tank of oxygen-enriched air under a total pressure of 30.0 atm when
the only other gas is nitrogen at a partial pressure of 15.0 atm?
Ptotal = 30.0 atm, PN2 = 15.0 atm, PO2 = ?
30.0 atm = 15.0 atm + PO2, PO2 = 15.0 atm
(15.0 atm)(5.00 L) = n (0.0821 L atm / (mol K))(298 K), solve for n.
n = 3.07 mol O2
3.07 mol O2 ( 32.0 g O2 / 1 mol O2) = 98.2 g O2
• Daltons Law and Mole fractions
Vapor Pressure
• The amount of pressure exerted above a
liquid by particles escaping from the liquid
into a gas phase. Vapor pressure of any
substance is dependent on the
temperature. The higher the temperature
the greater the amount of energy in the
molecules the easier it is for the particles
to escape.
Gas Law from Virtual Chemistry
Real Gas
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ideal gas
obey PV=nRT:
always
molecularvolume:
molecular attractions:
zero
zero
molecular repulsions: zero
real gas
only at very low pressures
small, but nonzero
small
small
• distance between molecules is related to gas concentration: n/V =
P/RT
• high gas concentration = closer molecules = stronger intermolecular
interactions = deviations from ideal behavior
– repulsions make pressure higher than expected by decreasing free
volume
– attractions make pressure lower than expected by braking molecular
collisions
– tug-of-war between these two effects
• repulsions win at very high pressure
• attractions win at moderate pressure
• neither attractions nor repulsions are important at low pressure
Grahm’s Law
• Graham's Law shows the relationship
between the molar or molecular mass of a
gas and the rate at which it will effuse
• Diffusion can also be considered with
Graham's Law, such as perfuming
diffusing through a room.
• The ratio of the rates of effusion of two gases is
equal to the square root of the inverse ratio of
their molecular masses or densities. The
effusion rate of a gas is inversely proportional to
the square root of its molecular mass.
• Mathematically, this can be represented as:
• Rate1 / Rate2 = square root of (Mass2 / Mass 1)
• If given densities, must convert to molar
mass by way of 22.4L/mol
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