The Ideal Gas Law Simulation software simulates gas molecules in a chamber where the four variables of temperature, pressure, volume, and the number of moles can be changed and measured. Two variables at a time are selected and one can be varied while the other can be measured. The molecules can be seen bouncing around the chamber and can be seen to change speed while the chamber top moves as the volume changes.
The lab handout includes five experiments which lead students through the derivation of Boyle’s law, Charle’s law, Gay-Lussac’s law, the ideal gas law, the value of the ideal gas constant, and the value of absolute zero temperature. Each experiment includes a number of questions and asks students to make and evaluate graphs of gas law variables.
The following materials are included:
Ideal Gas Law Simulation (IdealGasLawSim.html & IdealGasLawSim.swf)
Double click on the html file to run simulation.
Ideal Gas Law Lab Handout (IdealGasLaw.doc)
Ideal Gas Law Answer Key (IdealGasLaw_Key.doc)
Ideal Gas Law Excel Answer Key (DataGraphs.xlsx)
System Requirements: PC or MAC computer, Flash player
The software is downloaded as a zip file. Unzip all of the files into a directory and double click on the html file to start the simulation.
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Chemistry, idea gas law, Boyle's law, Charle's law, Guy Lussac's Law, variables, direct, inverse, graphs, volume, pressure, temperature, molecules, gas law constant, absolute zero