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Re: Chemistry Lab C

Posted: July 24th, 2015, 9:17 pm
by finagle29
Ideal gases are assumed to be point particles (have no volume) and not interact with each other apart from elastic collisions
The ideal gas law is a reasonable approximation for low pressures, high volumes, and high temperatures
[math]a[/math] accounts for electrostatic interaction between the gas molecules.  Highly polar molecules (e.g. ammonia) have high values of [math]a[/math].  [math]b[/math] accounts for the nonzero volume of molecules.  Large molecules (e.g. propane) have high values of [math]b[/math].

Re: Chemistry Lab C

Posted: August 15th, 2015, 10:25 am
by bernard
finagle29, since RandomPerson hasn't been on, I checked your answer and it seems to be correct; go ahead and ask the next question!