Gas Laws Application

Real World Gas Law Applications
There are many different gas laws that dictate events that happen daily in our lives. Gas laws behave respecting their individual pressure, volume, temperature and amount. Pressure is the force per unit area and the standard unit is ATM. Volume is always recorded in liters. The temperature unit used is Kelvin. To get Kelvin, the degrees in Celsius are taken and two hundred and seventy three is added. There are many different gas laws that pertain to specific properties of the gas.
Charles’s Law is a commonly referred to gas law. This law states that doubling the temperature of a gas doubles its volume, as long as the pressure of the gas and the amount of gas hasn’t changed. (Senese.) The equation of V1/T1=V2/T2. (“Gas Laws”)   This gas law is very applicable to an athlete. If an athlete was to blow a ball up inside then take it outside on a chilly winter day, it would slightly shrink. A slightly under inflated rubber life raft left out in the scorching sunlight will swell up. On Thanksgiving, Charles’s Law helps you determine when to eat your delicious turkey. The plunger on a turkey syringe will pop out when your turkey is done cooking. Ever wonder why that happens? Well, the volume of air trapped under the plunger when the temperature inside the turkey continues to increase. All year long, no matter what season or temperature, Charles’s Law is affecting some aspect of life.
Boyle’s Law is a very similar concept to Charles’s. Boyle’s law states that doubling the pressure on a gas changes the volume to one half. This is as long as the temperature and the amount of gas are not changed. (Senese.) It is modeled by the equation P1V1=P2V2. ( “Gas Laws”.) Do you ever wonder why deep sea fish die when they are brought to the surface? This is because the pressure is decreasing as the fish get closer to the surface. So the volume of gases in their bodies increases and pops the bladder, cells, and membranes pop. (Senese.)   Basically, the...