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Fun with Pressure

Introduction

Pressure (P), volume (V), temperature (T), and number of molecules (n) are variables encountered in the study of gases. Increasing temperature or increasing the amount of gas will increase pressure. Decreasing volume, in contrast, increases pressure. In this contest, you will use a clean, dry container and what you have learned about gases in an attempt to produce the highest pressure. Pressure will be measured using a computer-interfaced pressure sensor.

Objectives

In this experiment, you will

  • Measure pressure.
  • Apply your knowledge of gases.
  • Have a little fun.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 32 from Physical Science with Vernier Lab Book

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