Boyle's Law - Projection

Purpose

To demonstrate Boyle's law.
 

Equipment

Commercial Boyle's Law apparatus on overhead projector.

 

Suggestions

Plot a graph of P vs V to show that the curve is a hyperbola.
 

Images

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Description

Connect the piston tube to the pressure gauge. Read off several values of pressure and volume for different piston positions to show that PV=constant.

References

Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., Apparatus Review: The EME Boyle's Law and Absolute Zero Apparatus, TPT 29, 116-117 (1991). Changde Wei, Improving the Syringe Method for Demonstrating Boyle's Law, TPT 32, 446-447 (1994).