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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 understand how to:
- 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
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.
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.
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.
4. 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.
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