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Avogadro's Law. And the combined Gas Law. Mr. Shields Regents Chemistry U05 L08. Avogadro’s Law. V/n = k (Constant T and P). Amedeo Avogadro (1776 – 1856). Related the volume of a gas to the number of molecules ( moles ) present.

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Avogadro's Law

And the combined Gas Law

Mr. Shields Regents Chemistry U05 L08

Avogadro s law
Avogadro’s Law

V/n = k

(Constant T and P)

  • Amedeo Avogadro (1776 – 1856)

  • Related the volume of a gas to the number

  • of molecules (moles) present

6.02 x 1023 particles

Avogadro s principal
Avogadro’s Principal

Remember: The volume a gas occupies is independent of the Gas molecule itself.

1 mol of ANY gas = 22.4L

This is called the Molar

volume (Vm)

And 1 molar volume =

6.02 x 1023 particles

So 0.25mol of CO2 and 0.25mol He and 0.25mol of O2 all

Have exactly the same number of particles (1.5x1023)

and exactly the same Volume (5.6L)

But increasing n should increase pressure,

which we want to hold constant, since the

frequency of collisions with the container wall increases.

So how do we increase n but hold P constant?

If I want to keep the pressure constant while adding

molecules then we need to increase the volume of the

Container at the same proportional rate. This will…

- reduce the # of collisions per unit area

- reduce the # of collisions per unit time

  • In mathematical terms Avogadro’s Hypothesis states

    • V/n = k (Const. P, T)

    • And Like Charles and Gay-Lussac’s Laws in which there

    • Is a direct Relationship between variables, the

    • relationship between V and n is also a direct

    • relationship.

Let’s do a problem:

0.25mol of Hydrogen are added to 0.10mol of hydrogen

To yield 0.35mol in a 15 ml container at 25 deg. C

at a pressure of 1.5 atm. What’s the new volume of

Hydrogen if the pressure and temperature do not change.


n,V are variables; P and T are constant

V1/n1 = V2/n2

15 ml / 0.1 mol = V2 / 0.35 mol

V2 = 150 x .35

V2 = 52.5 ml

Combined gas law
Combined Gas Law

We now have all the relationships we need to

Explain gas behavior:

PV = k P/T = k V/T = k V/n = k

If we combine these terms we end up with what

Is called the Combined Gas Law (i.e. CGL)

PV/nT = k

No matter how P, V, n, or T change, k is constant

Therefore: P1V1/n1T1 = P2V2/n2T2(must be used when

more than 2 variables are changing)

Since P1V1/n1T1 = P2V2/n2T2

If T and n are constant (don’t change) then

n1T1= n2T2

And P1V1 x n2T2 = P2V2


But n2T2 = 1


So the CGL reduces to

P1V1 = P2V2 (Boyles law!)


If P and n are constant the CGL reduces to

V1/T1 = V2/T2 (Charles law)

If V and n are constant the CGL reduces to

P1/T1 = P2/T2 (Gay-lussac’s law)

And if P and T are constant the CGL reduces to

V1/n1 = V2/n2 (Avogadro’s law)

Cgl problem
CGL Problem

Let’s try a CGL problem.

0.5 mol of Nitrogen gas in 1.5L has a temperature of

25 deg. C and a pressure of 1.2 atm. If the volume of the

container is increased to 2.25L, the temperature increased

to 75 deg. C and the amount of nitrogen is increased to

1.3 mol what is the new pressure?

P1V1/n1T1 = P2V2/n2T2

1.2atm(1.5L)/0.5mol(298K) = P2(2.25L)/1.3mol(348K)

(1.8/149)(452.4)/2.25 = P2

5.47/2.25 = P2

2.43 atm = P2

Cgl problem1
CGL Problem

Let’s try another one…

Argon at a temperature -10 deg C is held in a 2.5L tank at

Standard Pressure. It is later transferred to a 4.0 L tank

And warmed to 85 deg C. What’s the new Pressure in atm?

What’s constant in this problem?


P1V1/n1T1 = P2V2/n2T2

1atm(2.5L)/263K = P2(4.0L)/358K

(2.5x358)/(263x4.0) = P2

0.851 atm = P2