Charles's law


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Charles's law

 (chärl′zĭz)
n.
The physical law stating that the volume of a fixed mass of gas held at a constant pressure varies directly with the absolute temperature.

[After Jacques Alexandre César Charles (1746-1823), French physicist and inventor.]

Charles's law

(chärl′zĭz)
The principle that the volume of a given mass of gas will increase as its temperature increases, and will decrease as its temperature decreases, as long as its pressure remains constant. Compare Boyle's law.
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Noun1.Charles's law - (physics) the density of an ideal gas at constant pressure varies inversely with the temperature
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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The relationship is sometimes called Charles's law and sometimes, Gay-Lussac's law.
WHAT substances do Boyle's and Charles's laws concern?