The Ideal Gas Law (It’s Not Ideal)
Lecture no. 3 from the course: Understanding the Misconceptions of Science
Taught by Professor Don Lincoln | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Here, Professor Lincoln reveals the ways in which common teachings about gases and their properties are idealizations that ignore important considerations such as the size of atoms. Topics include the limitations of the Ideal Gas Law (PV=nRT) and the importance of the van der Waals equation.