Differences Between Plasma & Ideal Gas


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Which of the following is a property of ideal gases but not of plasmas?

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1. Plasmas can consist of which of the following?

2. Plasmas contain _____, and they can _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How do the properties of plasma and ideal gases differ? What are reasons why plasmas break down? These questions represent some of the facts you would need to know when you use this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You must be able to do the following when you access this quiz:

  • Note a difference between the properties of ideal and plasma gases
  • Understand what plasmas can consist of
  • Provide information about the properties of plasmas
  • Name the type of neutral species with which it is easiest to form a plasma
  • Explain why plasmas break down if they are not regenerated or contained

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the properties of plasmas
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the breakdown of plasmas and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the properties of plasma and ideal gases
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what plasmas consist of

Additional Learning

You will benefit from reviewing the lesson titled Differences Between Plasma & Ideal Gas if you are seeking more information about this subject. Details covered in this lesson include:

  • When ideal gases are 'ideal'
  • What makes gases non-ideal
  • How a plasma is defined
  • How plasmas can be created
  • Which additional property of plasmas is a result of their containing ions