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Derive the ideal gas law

  1. May 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    i need to derive the ideal gas law


    2. Relevant equations
    this is the equation to end with.

    PV=NkT


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I am not entirely sure where to start with this derivation. I believe newton laws.

    where your gonna have Fx= Px/t

    anyone guidance on where to get started on this equation.
     
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  3. May 19, 2009 #2

    rock.freak667

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    Re: Derivation

    I think you need to start with the gas laws stating that

    [tex]\frac{P}{T}=Constant[/tex]

    [tex]\frac{V}{T}=constant[/tex]

    PV=constant.


    Since the ideal gas law is a combination of those three laws.
     
  4. May 19, 2009 #3
    Re: Derivation

    would this be the constant called k...in the final equation.??

    so P = Tk and V = Tk
     
  5. May 19, 2009 #4

    rock.freak667

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    Re: Derivation

    Also you need to use Avogadro's law as well


    try to prove that PV/T=C

    Where C=V/n
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2009
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