Chemistry Chapter 14 Study Guide

Kinetic Theory of Gases
1) Indefinite shape and volume
2) Made up of particles in rapid, constant, random motion
3) Temperature changes greatly affect the volume of a gas
4) All collisions between particles in a gas are perfectly elastic – no loss of energy
5) Point masses – no volume or diameter – so small and far apart

Ideal Gas
Composed of molecules with mass but with no volume and no mutual attraction between the molecules

Gas Pressure
Results from the force exerted by a gas per unit surface area of an object

Empty space with no particles and no pressure

Atmospheric Pressure
Results from the collisions of atoms & molecules in the air with objects

Device used to measure atmospheric pressure

SI Unit of Pressure
Pascal, kPa

Older Units Used
mm Hg & atmospheres

Standard Atmospheric Pressure
101.3 kPa

Standard Temperature
0 C = 273 K

Kinetic Energy
Energy of motion

Absolute zero
Temperature at which the motion of all particles theoretically ceases (0 K, -273.15 C)

Kelvin Temperature Scale
Reflects the relationship between temperature and average kinetic energy

Gas Properties
1) Compressibility
2) Has mass
3) Fills container
4) Exerts pressure
5) Diffuses through other gases

Pressure of Gas Depends on 3 Factors
1) Number of molecules
2) The volume the molecules are in
3) Average kinetic energy of molecules

Boyle’s Law
Pressure & volume; if the amount & temperature of gas remain constant, the pressure exerted by the gas varies inversely as the volume

Charles’s Law
Temperature & volume; the volume of a fixed mass of gas, held at a constant pressure varies directly with the Kelvin temperature

Gay-Lussac’s Law
Pressure & Temperature; the pressure of a gas is directly proportional to the Kelvin temperature if the volume remains constant

Ideal Gas Law
Describes the behavior of an ideal gas

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