Chemistry – Gases and Their Properties

Course Level 2: Intermediate

Estimated Study Time: 1-2 hours

Gases behave differently from either solids or liquids, so there are different methods for understanding their behavior. Having neither fixed volume nor shape gases are molded entirely by the container in which they are held and from this it is possible to measure their behavior by measuring properties such as pressure, volume, temperature and number of molecules.

This course will introduce the concept of the ideal gas and the ideal gas law which is a good indicator of the behavior of gases under many different conditions. The various components in the ideal gas law are explained in clear terms and you will see that by using equations you will understand how the impact of a change to one property, for example temperature, will impact on the other properties. Where there are multiple gases in a container you will be shown how to work out their partial pressure relative to the total pressure.

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