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1.5: Experiment 4 - Gas Laws

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    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this lab, students should be able to:

    • Plot real data provided by your TA.
    • Determine trends from imperfect data.
    • Transform data into a format that can allow you to solve a problem.
    • Predict pressure at a given volume, or vice versa, using Boyle's Law.
    • Identify the dependent and independent variables in an experimental system.
    • Calculate the ideal gas constant using Boyle's Law and real data.
    • Calculate absolute zero using Gay-Lussac's Law and real data.

    Prior Knowledge: 


    Week One

    Gas Laws Worksheet

    Interactive Element




    Ideal Gas Constant Experiment Design

    Interactive Element

    Week Two

    Individual Graphing Assignment

    Interactive Element


    Ideal Gas Constant Lab Report

    Interactive Element

    Absolute Zero Worksheet

    Interactive Element

    Contributors and Attributions 

    • Robert E. Belford (University of Arkansas Little Rock; Department of Chemistry) led the creation of this page for a 5 week summer course. 

    • Elena Lisitsyna contributed to the creation and implementation of this page.

    • Mark Baillie coordinated the modifications of this activity for implementation in a 15 week fall course, with the help of Elena Lisitsyna and Karie Sanford.

    1.5: Experiment 4 - Gas Laws is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.

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