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Boyle's law

Syllabification: Boyle's law
Chemistry

Definition of Boyle's law in English:

A law stating that the pressure of a given mass of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to its volume at a constant temperature.
Example sentences
  • The behavior of gasses at depth is governed by Boyle's law: the volume of a gas varies inversely with pressure.
  • Basic diver training teaches us Boyle's law, that the volume of a gas is inversely proportional to pressure.
  • Derived from Boyle's law, Charles's law, and the constant volume law, it can be written as pV / T = a constant, where p is the pressure, V is the volume, and T is the absolute temperature.

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