Chapter 4. The Ideal Gas

  1. H. Donald Brooke Jenkins

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697733.ch4

Chemical Thermodynamics at a Glance

Chemical Thermodynamics at a Glance

How to Cite

Jenkins, H. D. B. (2008) The Ideal Gas, in Chemical Thermodynamics at a Glance, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697733.ch4

Author Information

  1. Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139977

Online ISBN: 9780470697733



  • equation of state;
  • ideal gas;
  • gas constant;
  • thermodynamics;
  • molecular interactions


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Equation of State for an Ideal Gas: The Rectangular Hyperbola

  • Thermodynamic Definition of an Ideal gas

  • Rectangular Hyperbola

  • Alternative Linear Plots which can be made for Gases

  • Concentration Expressions for Gases

  • Other Equations of State for Gases