Verification of Boyle's Law

When a fixed mass of gas (at constant temperature) is subjected to increased pressure the volume of the gas is reduced. In this experiment we investigate the relationship between pressure and volume.

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  1. Press the "Pump" button until the pressure is at its maximum value.

  2. Record the pressure and the volume (in cm3) readings.

  3. Press the "Release Pressure" button. The pressure will reduce by some random amount.

  4. Wait, and again record pressure and volume.

  5. Repeat until you have at least six readings. Repump if necessary



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