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## What happens when pressure of gas increases?

When the volume decreases, the pressure increases. This shows that the pressure of a gas is inversely proportional to its volume. So increasing pressure from pressure 1 to pressure 2 means that volume 1 will change to volume 2, providing the temperature remains constant.

**What decreases the pressure of a gas?**

Decreasing the volume of a contained gas will increase its pressure, and increasing its volume will decrease its pressure. In fact, if the volume increases by a certain factor, the pressure decreases by the same factor, and vice versa.

**Why does increasing pressure in a gas decrease the volume?**

Increasing the amount of space available will allow the gas particles to spread farther apart, but this reduces the number of particles available to collide with the container, so pressure decreases. Decreasing the volume of the container forces the particles to collide more often, so pressure is increased.

### What are 3 factors that affect gas pressure?

Temperature, pressure, volume and the amount of a gas influence its pressure.

**How does temperature affect gas pressure?**

The temperature of a gas is a measure of the average kinetic energy of its particles – the higher the temperature, the higher the average kinetic energy. As the temperature increases, the pressure increases showing that pressure is directly proportional to temperature.

**What affects gas pressure?**

Summary. An increase in the number of gas molecules in the same volume container increases pressure. A decrease in container volume increases gas pressure. An increase in temperature of a gas in a rigid container increases the pressure.

#### What are two conditions of pressure?

As such, pressure depends on the amount of gas (in number of molecules), its temperature, and the volume of the container.

**Does gas pressure decrease with temperature?**

Gay Lussac’s Law – states that the pressure of a given amount of gas held at constant volume is directly proportional to the Kelvin temperature. If you heat a gas you give the molecules more energy so they move faster. Conversely if you cool the molecules down they will slow and the pressure will be decreased.

**What causes gas pressure?**

Gas pressure is caused when gas particles hit the walls of their container. The more often the particles hit the walls, and the faster they are moving when they do this, the higher the pressure. This is why the pressure in a tyre or balloon goes up when more air is pumped in.

## How do you find gas pressure?

If volume and temperature are held constant, the ideal gas equation can be rearranged to show that the pressure of a sample of gas is directly proportional to the number of moles of gas present: P=n(RTV)=n×const.

**What are the conditions for high pressure?**

Areas of high and low pressure are caused by ascending and descending air. As air warms it ascends, leading to low pressure at the surface. As air cools it descends, leading to high pressure at the surface.

**What is the pressure of a gas at STP?**

1 atm

Standard temperature and pressure (STP) is defined as exactly 100 kPa of pressure (0.986 atm) and 273 K (0°C). For simplicity, we will use 1 atm as standard pressure. Defining STP allows us to compare more directly the properties of gases that differ from each other.

### How does decreasing the volume of a gas increase the pressure?

Boyle’s law. Decreasing the volume of a gas increases the pressure of the gas. An example of this is when a gas is trapped in a cylinder by a piston. If the piston is pushed in, the gas particles will have less room to move as the volume the gas occupies has been decreased. As the pressure applied to a piston is doubled,

**How is the pressure of a gas inversely proportional to its volume?**

When the volume decreases, the pressure increases. This shows that the pressure of a gas is inversely proportional to its volume. This is shown by the following equation – which is often called Boyle’s law.

**How is the pressure and temperature of a gas related?**

Temperature can be measured using the Celsius and Kelvin scales. Gas pressure increases with temperature. Equations explain the relationship between pressure, temperature and volume in gases.

#### How to calculate pressure change due to temperature change?

(b) We are looking for a pressure change due to a temperature change at constant volume, so we will use Amontons’s/Gay-Lussac’s law. Taking P1 and T1 as the initial values, T2 as the temperature where the pressure is unknown and P2 as the unknown pressure, and converting °C to K, we have: