Boyles' law

background [prelab assignment (10 points) due at the begining of lab]

1. describe / rationalize the use of graphical analysis to determine the # moles of gas in the system & volume of the tubing.

hints:

• what is the ideal gas equation (it incorporates Boyle's law) ?
• what is the relationship between the volume term in the ideal gas equation, the volume of the tubing, and the volume of the syringe ?   hint: see below figure

• substitue preceding expression for the volume term into the ideal gas equation, then solve for the volume of the syringe.
• identify the constants (i.e its value does not change during the experiment) and variables (i.e. its value does change during the experiment) in the preceding equation; there are 2 variables
• now, based on graphical analysis and the preceding equation, how to determine the number of moles of gas in the system and the volume of the tubing.?

2. sketch a data table for your experimental measurements (i.e. review the purpose & content of your lab report)

purpose

determine the volume of the tubing

determine the number of moles of gas in the system

fulfill various aspects of the NGSS science & engineering standards.

materials

syringe; tubing; pressure transducer; data collection system; thermometer

methods / data analysis

student design

content of lab report [35 points]

introduction  [10 points]

• basis of determining the volume of the tubing & number of moles of gas in the system using graphical analysis; use equation editor and appropriate mathematics style (see below link about writing mathematics)

methods  [5 points]

• self-explanatory

results  [10 points]

• appropriate graph
• determination of the volume of the tubing & # moles of gas in the system

discussion  [10 points]

• describe / list two high school
• NGSS science & engineering practices

and

• one in ELA / writing and one in ELA  science that correlates to an aspect of this laboratory activity; provide an example in the lab or this lab report that meets these practices. include in-text citation & a bibliography / refererence list.

resources

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writing mathematics