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Abstract Volume 8 Issue 4 (2003) pp 237-237

An Alternative Derivation of Gas Pressure Using the Kinetic Theory

Frank Rioux

Department of Chemistry, Saint Johnís University, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN 56374, frioux@csbsju.edu
Received April 15, 2003. Accepted July 14, 2003.

Published online: 16 July 2003

Abstract. The kinetic theory is used to derive the pressure of an ideal gas assuming that the gas occupies a spherical container of diameter D.

Key Words:  In the Classroom; physical chemistry; kinetics; gases

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: frioux@csbsju.edu)

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Issue date: August 1, 2003

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