When Does Ideal Gas Law Work and Fail

The Ideal Gas Law Equation is PV=nRT

Please notice that "Ideal Gas Law" is "ideal" because it only works when you assume the conditions are "ideal". And well, all gases behave ideally under conditions of high temperature and low pressure. At low temperature, there are less gas molecules in a certian volume. And at high temperatures, interactions between the gas molecules are minimized because the energy of the molecules is relatively higher than the intermolecular forces (among the molecules). Under low temperature and high pressure, intermolecular forces and molecular size become important to considered and are no longer negligible, so ideal gas law won't work.

  • Subject : Science
  • Topic : Chemistry
  • Posted By : Jason
  • Created on : 03-16-2013

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