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Transcript of Gay-Lussac
An example of Gay Lussac's law in everyday life would be if you were to leave an aerosol can out in the sun for a long period of time. The pressure in the can would build, and it would eventually explode because the gases have nowhere to go.
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Gay Lussac's Law and its variables
P2 = ending pressure
T1= starting temp.
T2= ending temp.
How it can be observed in everyday life
He was married to Geneviève-Marie-Joseph Rojot in 1809. Together they had five kids.
Gay Lussac was born December 6, 1778 in Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, France. He died on May 9, 1850 in Paris France
1802 – Gay-Lussac first formulated the law, Gay-Lussac's Law
1804 – He and Jean-Baptiste Biot made a hot-air balloon went up 23,000 feet
1808 – He helped discoverer of boron
A 20 L cylinder containing 6 atm of gas at 27 °C. What would the pressure of the gas be if the gas was heated to 77 °C?
The cylinder's volume stays the same while the gas is heated Gay-Lussac's gas law can be expressed as
Pi/Ti = Pf/Tf
Pi and Ti are the initial pressure and absolute temperatures
Pf and Tf are the final pressure and absolute temperature
Use these values in Gay-Lussac's equation and solve for Pf.
Pf = PiTf/Ti
Pf = (6 atm)x(350K)/(300 K)
Pf = 7 atm
First, convert the temperatures to absolute temperatures.
Ti = 27 °C = 27 + 273 K = 300 K
Tf = 77 °C = 77 + 273 K = 350 K
The pressure will increase to 7 atm after heating the gas from 27 °C to 77 °C.
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