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Pressure and Temperature

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  1. Pressure and Temperature William Thomson “Lord Kelvin”

  2. CA Standards

  3. Measuring Pressure The first device for measuring atmospheric pressure was developed by Evangelista Torricelli during the 17th century. The device was called a “barometer” • Baro = weight • Meter = measure

  4. An Early Barometer The normal pressure due to the atmosphere at sea level can support a column of mercury that is 760 mm high.

  5. Is caused by the collisions of molecules with the walls of a container is equal to force/unit area Pressure

  6. 1 standard atmosphere (atm) 101.3 kPa (kilopascals) 14.7 lbs/in2 760 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury) 760 torr Standard Pressure

  7. Pressure • Pressure is the force created by the collisions • of molecules with thewalls of a container

  8. The Kelvin Scale

  9. Standard Temperature • Standard Temperature equals: • 273 Kelvin (273 K) • 0 C

  10. Converting Celsius to Kelvin Gas law problems involving temperature require that the temperature be in KELVINS! Kelvins = C + 273 °C = Kelvins - 273

  11. Either of these: • 273 Kelvin (273 K) • 0 C Standard Temperature and Pressure“STP” • And any one of these: • 1 atm • 101.3 kPa • 14.7 lbs/in2 (psi) • 760 mm Hg • 760 torr