ideal gas law

(redirected from Ideal gas laws)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Related to Ideal gas laws: Boyle's law, Charles Law

ideal gas law

[īdē′əl]
Etymology: Gk, idea, form, chaos, gas; AS, lagu, law
the rule that PV = nRT, with the product of pressure (P) and volume (V) equal to the product of the number of moles of gas (n), absolute temperature (T), and a gas constant (R).
References in periodicals archive ?
Assuming that the ideal gas laws apply (an assumption which is not in fact justified), then the volume [V.
Despite the fact that this calculation requires an assumption that the ideal gas laws do in fact apply, when the result shows that strictly they cannot, it does illustrate that the atomic spacing in the HIPing gas is much closer to that of a solid or liquid than to that of a gas at stp (Atkinson & Rickinson, 1991; Vogel & Ratke, 1991).
The ideal gas law can be viewed as arising from the kinetic pressure of gas molecules colliding with the walls of a container in accordance with Newton's laws.