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Laws of Physics Pertaining to Gas Exchange

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Gas Exchange

  1. Ralph H. Kellogg

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030402

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Kellogg, R. H. 2011. Laws of Physics Pertaining to Gas Exchange. Comprehensive Physiology. 13–31.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology and Department of the History of Health Sciences, University of California, Sun Francisco, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Familiar Equation Illustrating Application of Gas Laws
  • 2
    Barometric Pressure and Altitude
  • 3
    Practical Use of Mercurial Barometers
  • 4
    Boyle's Law (Mariotte's Law)
  • 5
    Charles's Law
  • 6
    Dalton's Law and The Vapor Pressure of Water
  • 7
    Henry's Law
  • 8
    Graham's Law
  • 9
    Fick's Law
  • 10
    Deviations from Ideal Gas Laws
  • 11
    Temperature Scales
  • 12
    Van Der Waals's Equation
  • 13
    Practical Conversion Formulas Based on Ideal Gas Laws
  • 14
    Practical Use of Vapor Pressure
  • 15
    Historical Use of STPD Corrections in Respiration
  • 16
    Historical Use of BTPS Corrections in Respiration
  • 17
    Extrapolating from Past to Future: Plea for Better Units