Featured in PASCO’s College Chemistry Instructor Guide

College Chemistry Instructor Guide

(PS-3803A)

College Instructor edition with 36 experiments covering introductory and general chemistry topics.

Exploring Gas Laws

Lab Summary

Use an absolute pressure sensor and stainless steel temperature sensor to explore the relationship between pressure and volume, and pressure and temperature, for a gas.

Theory

Students explore the relationship between pressure and volume, and pressure and temperature, for a gas.

Method

Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:

  • Assembling an experimental setup.
  • Using pressure and temperature sensors to relate the temperature and pressure of a gas (Gay-Lussac’s Law).
  • Using the pressure sensor to relate the pressure and volume of a gas (Boyle’s Law).
  • Recording pressure and temperature data.

Sensors / Equipment Used:

PASPORT Chemistry Sensor

(PS-2170)

Allows students to measure Temperature, pH/ISE/ORP, Absolute Pressure & Voltage in one sensor. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

Materials Used:

Ring stand 
Clamp, utility 
Beaker, 1500-mL 
Erlenmeyer flask, 250-mL 
Syringe, 60-mL 
Hot plate with magnetic stirrer and stir bar 
Rubber stopper, 2-hole 
Glycerin several drops
Electrical tape - 1 roll
Water - 1200 mL

The Associated Bundle:

Advanced Chemistry Standard Sensor Bundle

(PS-2928A)

Contains the probeware for completing experiments in the College Chemistry lab manual.

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.