# Chapter 10: Gases - Houston Community College Lecture Presentation Chapter 10 Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. James F. Kirby Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT Characteristics of Gases Physical properties of gases are all similar.

Composed mainly of nonmetallic elements with simple formulas and low molar masses. Unlike liquids and solids, gases expand to fill their containers. are highly compressible. have extremely low densities. Two or more gases form a homogeneous mixture. Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Properties Which Define the State of a Gas Sample 1)

2) 3) 4) Temperature Pressure Volume Amount of gas, usually expressed as number of moles Having already discussed three of these, we need to define pressure. Gases

2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Pressure Pressure is the amount of force applied to an area: F P= A Atmospheric pressure is the weight of air per

unit of area. Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Units of Pressure Pascals: 1 Pa = 1 N/m2 (SI unit of pressure) Bar: 1 bar = 105 Pa = 100 kPa mm Hg or torr: These units are literally the difference in the heights measured in mm of two connected columns of mercury, as in the barometer

in the figure. Atmosphere: 1.00 atm = 760 torr = 760 mm Hg = 101.325 kPa 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Gases Manometer The manometer is used to measure the difference in pressure between atmospheric pressure and

that of a gas in a vessel. (The barometer seen on the last slide is used to measure the pressure in the atmosphere at any given time.) Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Standard Pressure Normal atmospheric pressure at sea level is referred to as standard atmospheric pressure.

It is equal to 1.00 atm. 760 torr (760 mmHg). 101.325 kPa. Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Boyles Law The volume of a fixed quantity of gas at constant temperature is inversely proportional to the pressure. Gases

2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Mathematical Relationships of Boyles Law PV = a constant This means, if we compare two conditions: P1V1 = P2V2. Also, if we make a graph of V vs. P, it will not be linear. However, a graph of V vs. 1/P will result in a linear relationship! Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc.

Charless Law The volume of a fixed amount of gas at constant pressure is directly proportional to its absolute temperature. Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Mathematical Relationships of Charless Law

V = constant T This means, if we compare two conditions: V1/T1 = V2/T2. Also, if we make a graph of V vs. T, it will be linear. Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Avogadros Law The volume of a gas at constant temperature and pressure is directly proportional to the number of

moles of the gas. Also, at STP, one mole of gas occupies 22.4 L. Mathematically: V = constant n, or V1/n1 = V2/n2 Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Ideal-Gas Equation So far weve seen that V 1/P (Boyles law). V T (Charless law). V n (Avogadros law).

Combining these, we get nT V P Finally, to make it an equality, we use a constant of proportionality (R) and reorganize; this gives the Ideal-Gas Equation: PV = nRT. 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Gases

Density of Gases If we divide both sides of the ideal-gas equation by V and by RT, we get n/V = P/RT. Also: moles molecular mass = mass n M = m. If we multiply both sides by M, we get m/V = MP/RT and m/V is density, d; the result is:

d = MP/RT. 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Gases Density & Molar Mass of a Gas To recap: One needs to know only the molecular mass, the pressure, and the temperature to calculate the density of a gas. d = MP/RT Also, if we know the mass, volume, and

temperature of a gas, we can find its molar mass. M = mRT/PV Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Volume and Chemical Reactions The balanced equation tells us relative amounts of moles in a reaction, whether the compared materials are products or reactants. PV = nRT So, we can relate volume for gases, as well. For example: use (PV = nRT) for substance A

to get moles A; use the mole ratio from the balanced equation to get moles B; and (PV = nRT) for substance B to get volume of B. Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Daltons Law of Partial Pressures If two gases that dont react are combined in a container, they act as if they are alone in the container. The total pressure of a mixture of gases equals the sum of the pressures that each

would exert if it were present alone. In other words, Ptotal = p1 + p2 + p3 + Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Mole Fraction Because each gas in a mixture acts as if it is alone, we can relate amount in a mixture to partial pressures: That ratio of moles of a substance to total moles is called the mole fraction, .

Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Pressure and Mole Fraction The end result is Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Kinetic-Molecular Theory Laws tell us what happens in nature. Each of the gas

laws we have discussed tell us what is observed under certain conditions. Why are these laws observed? We will discuss a theory to explain our observations. Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Main Tenets of Kinetic-Molecular Theory 1) Gases consist of large numbers of

molecules that are in continuous, random motion. 2) The combined volume of all the molecules of the gas is negligible relative to the total volume in which the gas is contained. 3) Attractive and repulsive forces between gas molecules are negligible. Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Main Tenets of Kinetic-Molecular Theory 4) Energy can be transferred

between molecules during collisions, but the average kinetic energy of the molecules does not change with time, as long as the temperature of the gas remains constant. 5) The average kinetic energy of the molecules is proportional to the absolute temperature. Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc.

How Fast Do Gas Molecules Move? Temperature is related to their average kinetic. Individual molecules can have different speeds of motion. The figure shows three different speeds: ump is the most probable speed (most molecules are this fast). uav is the average speed of the molecules. urms, the root-mean-square

speed, is the one associated with their average kinetic energy. 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Gases urms and Molecular Mass At any given temperature, the average kinetic energy of molecules is the same. So, m (urms)2 is the same for two gases at the same temperature. If a gas has a low mass, its speed will be greater

than for a heavier molecule. Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Effusion & Diffusion Effusion is the escape of gas molecules through a tiny hole into an evacuated space. Diffusion is the spread of one substance

throughout a space or a second substance. Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Grahams Law Describes Diffusion & Effusion Grahams Law relates the molar mass of two gases to their rate of speed of travel. The lighter gas always has a faster rate of speed.

Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Real Gases In the real world, the behavior of gases only conforms to the ideal-gas equation at relatively high temperature and low pressure. Even the same gas will show wildly different behavior under high pressure at different temperatures. Gases

2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Deviations from Ideal Behavior The assumptions made in the kinetic-molecular model (negligible volume of gas molecules themselves, no attractive forces between gas molecules, etc.) break down at high pressure Gases and/or low temperature. 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Corrections for Nonideal Behavior

The ideal-gas equation can be adjusted to take these deviations from ideal behavior into account. The corrected ideal-gas equation is known as the van der Waals equation. The pressure adjustment is due to the fact that molecules attract and repel each other. The volume adjustment is due to the fact that molecules occupy some space on their own. Gases

2015 Pearson Education, Inc. The van der Waals Equation Gases 2015 Pearson Education, Inc.