Chapter 1. Ideal Gases

  1. Maarten H. P. Ambaum

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470710364.ch1

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

How to Cite

Ambaum, M. H. P. (2010) Ideal Gases, in Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470710364.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745151

Online ISBN: 9780470710364

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Keywords:

  • ideal gases - non-interacting gas molecules;
  • macroscopic variables - temperature, pressure;
  • thermodynamic variables - extensive and intensive variables;
  • Avogadro number - molar mass;
  • Celsius-Fahrenheit conversion nomogram;
  • microscopic viewpoint of temperature;
  • molecule's total momentum transfer;
  • ideal gas mixtures - partial pressure of gas;
  • Dalton's law - total pressure of gas in mixture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Thermodynamic variables

  • Microscopic viewpoint

  • Ideal gas mixtures

  • Problems