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Homework Help: Universal Gas constant R

  1. Mar 24, 2009 #1
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    What does the R in the ideal gas constant do.

    I know its a proportionality constant and it comes from a variety of equations and is related to Boltzmann, but what does it do physically?
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  3. Mar 24, 2009 #2


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    Gets you the right answer?

    It's the energy per Kelvin / mole - so similar to Boltzman's constant but per mole
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