The Laws of Gases

The Laws of Gases

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... the value of a is deduced from p, p', v, v', given by experiment. Hence one obtains the atomic volume of the mass of gas subjected to the experiments from which the curves were constructed. This mass is defined by the normal pressure and the temperature at which the manometers were charged with gas. I have preferred to refer the atomic volume to the unit of volume of the gas at 0 0. and 76 centimetres of mercury, obtaining the following values: Hydrogen 0.00078 Carbon dioxide 0.00170 Ethylene 0.00232 Finally, I may remark that the interpretation given for the value of a is independent of the hypothesis on which the theory of the gaseous state is founded. It will readily be seen that it is enough that the curves of compressibility should tend to become straight lines in the limit; for under these conditions pv=a p + b, or V=a for jo = oo. No matter to what theory one may subscribe, therefore, a appears as the smallest absolute volume which the matter can occupy. One naturally infers that this is the atomic volume. This remark is particularly applicable to hydrogen, the isotherms of which are practically straight throughout their whole extent. For the other gases the determination of a rests on the inferences deduced from the curves as a whole, but less certainly. The results are therefore given with less assurance. To pursue this subject exhaustively within the limits which I have set for myself, it will still be necessary to study the compressibility under conditions of pressure lower than those MEMOIRS ON THE LAWS OF GASES occurring in the present research. These experiments will be made directly with an open manometer. I hope to carry the measurements as far upward as 300. I hope also to trace the phenomena further into the region of extremely...
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  • English
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