SCUBA Project

By Katie Kramp

Gas Laws

Boyle's: states the volume of a gas is inversed with the pressure of the gas as long as there's no change in temperature or amount

Charles's: states the volume changes directly with the temperature of the gas as long as there is no change in the pressure

Dalton's: in a mixture of gases, the pressure released equals the sum of the pressures of the gas

Gay Lussac's: states the pressure of a gas is directly related to the temperature of the gas

Henry's: states that the amount of gas that dissolves in a liquid changes directly with the pressure of the gas in that liquid

Boyle's, Henry's, and Dalton's Law

"The Bends" Condition

How do you get this condition?

-occurs when you deep sea dive and the pressure of the gas you're breathing in is higher than the pressure of the gas outside of you. Also happens when you deep sea dive too fast. It can also occur when leaving a highly pressurized environment like mines.

Why is it Dangerous?

-Essentially, this disease is dangerous because it could eventually kill you. Also can lead to paralysis.

What are some side effects the come with this condition?

-Where you get the bends disease depends on your symptoms and side effects but some side effects include joint pain, rashes, itching, swelling, fatigue, and many more.

How do you treat this condition?

-hyperbaric recompression chamber

Which Gas Law intertwines with this condition?

-Henry's Law states that when there's high pressure, gas bubbles are more tightly compact and so when they dive too quickly, the pressure outside is different than the pressure inside and it cause the gas to burst and go out.

Air Embolisms Condition

How do you get this condition?

-happens when a scuba diver surfaces too quickly there will be gas bubbles in the air tanks or if they hold their breath for too long

Why is it Dangerous?

- can lead to strokes and heart attacks

What are some side effects the come with this condition?

-breathing difficulty, chest pain, lightheaded-ness, low blood pressure, and confusion are some side effects

How do you treat this condition?

-Surgery is sometimes necessary. You can also do hyperbaric oxygen treatment

Which Gas Law intertwines with this condition?

-Boyle's Law states the volume and pressure are connected so when the pressure goes up too fast or when they surface too quickly, the volume goes up and the gas bubbles form

Oxygen Toxicity Condition

How do you get this condition?

-Can happen when you breathe in pure oxygen. Or can happen when you breathe in too pressurized oxygen too fast.

Why is it Dangerous?

-This condition can potentially kill you.

What are some side effects the come with this condition?

-Symptoms include uncontrollable coughing, chest tightness, difficulty to breathe, trachea irritation and many more

How do you treat this condition?

-There's no known treatment, just don't do this and you won't have a problem :)

Which Gas Law intertwines with this condition?

-Boyle's Law states that the volume and the pressure are related so when you breathe in too pressurized oxygen, it affects the pressure in your lungs and cause the volume to get jacked up and then you just die.