Students will be able to
- define an ideal gas as a gas consisting of particles that do not interact with each other and have negligible size,
- identify bulk properties of an object as those that are the result of the average behavior of a large number of particles and in the case of an ideal gas as pressure, volume, and temperature,
- describe the relationship between the terms of the ideal gas law expressed in the form ,
- recognize that the constant of proportionality, , is itself proportional to the mass of the gas,
- apply the formula to calculate changes in , , and , demonstrating that the value of is not required for such calculations provided the mass of the gas is constant,
- use the ideal gas law to calculate relative changes in the mass of gases where , , and may change.