Ideal Gas Law: Summary

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Key points from this module:
  • Absolute temperature must be used when working with the ideal gas law.
  • Enthalpy and internal energy changes for an ideal gas only depend on temperature.
From studying this module, you should now be able to:
  • Solve problems using the ideal gas law.
  • Know when a gas can be assumed to be ideal.

Prepared by John L. Falconer, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder