Gay-Lussac's law


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Gay-Lussac's law

(ˈɡeɪˈluːsæks)
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1. (Chemistry) the principle that gases react together in volumes (measured at the same temperature and pressure) that bear a simple ratio to each other and to the gaseous products
2. (General Physics) another name for Charles' law
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Noun1.Gay-Lussac'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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In this case, they are governed by Gay-Lussac's law, which tells us that the pressure of a gas (actually, its volume, but for this application they are one and the same) is directly proportional to its temperature.
The relationship is sometimes called Charles's law and sometimes, Gay-Lussac's law.