Class practical: As with a spring, force is required to compress or to expand a gas.
Demonstration: This experiment is quite elaborate, but it yields quantitative results. A beam balance weighs the pressure.
Demonstration: This is a larger, more dramatic version of the practical, Pressure exerted by a stream of balls.
The atoms or molecules in a gas are widely separated from one another and interact only when they collide. Each one changes...
Statistical studies, combined with the assumption that every molecular collision is elastic, lead to the conclusion that all...
This episode looks at Brownian motion as evidence for the particulate nature of matter, and the macroscopic gas laws.
Robert Boyle was the fourteenth child and seventh son of aristocratic Irish parents. Boyle’s father, Richard, was described as...
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