Ch 24: AP Physics 2: Ideal Gas

About This Chapter

Refresh your understanding of the ideal gases in physics with this helpful and easy-to-use chapter. Our text and video lessons allow you to work at your own pace as you prepare for the AP Physics 2 exam.

AP Physics 2: Ideal Gas - Chapter Summary

In these lessons, our instructors explain the ideal gas law, how to use it and how ideal gas data is analyzed, as well as other topics related to ideal gas in physics. Our lessons are self-paced, mobile-friendly and accessible to you 24 hours a day. It's easy to go back and review any of the information you see in the video lessons by using the video tabs feature. Similarly, you can skip ahead to just the section you need to watch by accessing this same feature. It's easy to create study guides to review anywhere with our printable lesson transcripts. This chapter is designed to help you with the following objectives:

  • Recognize the ideal gas law and the gas constant
  • Use the ideal gas law to calculate the pressure, volume, temperature or quantity of a gas
  • Describe the temperature and average kinetic energy of a system
  • Analyze data related to ideal gases
  • Solve problems using the ideal gas law

5 Lessons in Chapter 24: AP Physics 2: Ideal Gas
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Average Kinetic Energy & Temperature of a System

1. Average Kinetic Energy & Temperature of a System

As the temperature of a gas goes up, the molecules within it move faster and faster as they gain kinetic energy. In this lesson, we learn how to calculate the average speed of gas molecules given the temperature of the gas.

The Ideal Gas Law and the Gas Constant

2. The Ideal Gas Law and the Gas Constant

Have you ever wondered why the pressure in your car's tires is higher after you have been driving a while? In this lesson, we are going to discuss the law that governs ideal gases and is used to predict the behavior of real gases: the ideal gas law.

Using the Ideal Gas Law: Calculate Pressure, Volume, Temperature, or Quantity of a Gas

3. Using the Ideal Gas Law: Calculate Pressure, Volume, Temperature, or Quantity of a Gas

In another lesson, you learned that the ideal gas law is expressed as PV = nRT. In this video lesson, we'll go one step further, examining how to rearrange the equation to solve for a missing variable when the others are known.

Ideal Gas Law Problems & Solutions

4. Ideal Gas Law Problems & Solutions

The ideal gas law has four variables in it: moles, temperature, pressure, and volume. In this lesson, we will practice using the ideal gas law to calculate pressure, temperature and volume of gases.

How to Analyze Ideal Gas Data

5. How to Analyze Ideal Gas Data

The ideal gas law involves temperature, pressure, volume of a gas and the ideal gas constant. In this lesson, we will look at pressure, temperature, and volume of a gas and plot these data.

Chapter Practice Exam
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