CH301H - Principles of Chemistry I: Honors
Fall 2011, Unique 51040

Lecture Summary, 8 November 2011

Ideal Gasses: Today we started talking about ideal gasses.  Ideal gasses are defined as noninteracting point spheres that are arranged such that the distance between molecules is much larger than the size of an individual molecule, and collisions between molecules are rare, but when they do occur they are perfectly elastic.  We performed thought experiments to derive Boyles' law, Charles' law, and the ideal gas (or sometimes called "perfect gas") law:


We also briefly discussed Dalton's law, which says that ideal gas behaves the same if it is composed of one type of atom or molecule, or mixtures of atoms or molecules.