This section covers the following syllabus (Physics 5059) requirements.
- explain the pressure of a gas in terms of the motion of its molecules
- recall and explain the following relationships using the kinetic model (stating of the corresponding gas laws is not required):
(i) a change in pressure of a fixed mass of gas at constant volume is caused by a change in temperature of the gas
(ii) a change in volume occupied by a fixed mass of gas at constant pressure is caused by a change in temperature of the gas
(iii) a change in pressure of a fixed mass of gas at constant temperature is caused by a change in volume of the gas
- use the relationships in (f) in related situations and to solve problems (a qualitative treatment would suffice)