Gases:  Properties of Gases
      1. Gases are easy to compress
      2. Gases expand to fill their containers
      3. Gases occupy much more space than their respective liquids and solids




    EXPANDABILITY
    Causes odor to fill a room
    Can be assumed that
    volume of gas = volume of container


    RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VOLUME OF GASES VS LIQUIDS OR SOLIDS

    Generally, the volume of a liquid or solid increase approximately 800 times when it forms a gas Large change in volume can be utilized to do work e.g. steam engine - escaping steam can be made to do work e.g. dynamite - liquid nitroglycerin produces 29 moles of gas for every 4 moles of liquid when detonated; each mole of gas occupies about 800 times more space than each mole of liquid e.g. popcorn - when oil inside is heated, it turns to gases and the kernel explodes

     

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