Ideal Gas Law

By: Jared Teders

Ideal Gas

An ideal gas is defined as one in which all collisions between atoms or molecules are perfectly elastic and in which there are no inter-molecular attractive forces. One can visualize it as a collection of perfectly hard spheres which collide but which otherwise do not interact with each other. In such a gas, all the internal energy is in the form of kinetic energy and any change in internal energy is accompanied by a change in temperature.

Ideal Gas Law Formula

PV=nRT=NkT

All of these laws equal the Ideal Gas Law

Ideal Gas Law sums up the others!

An ideal gas can be characterized by three state variables:

Absolute pressure (P), volume (V), and absolute temperature (T). The relationship between them may be deduced from kinetic energy.