Can someone define Boyle's law?

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  • Cian
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    1 decade ago
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    For a fixed amount of an ideal gas kept at a fixed temperature, P (pressure) and V (volume) are inversely proportional (while one increases, the other decreases).

    The basic equation is:

    PV = k, where k is a constant value.

    This enables us to derive the more commonly used formula:

    P1V1 = P2V2.

    where p1 and v1 are the pressure & volume before a change in the system, and p2 and v2 are the final pressure & volume of the system after it has changed.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyle%27s_Law

    Source(s): my Ph.D.in Chemistry
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