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### Gases

- The Kinetic Molecular Theory of gases are (5) postulates which describe gas behavior. Any gas that is assumed to follow this theory is called an ideal gas.
- A series of gas laws relates the gas parameters pressure, temperature, volume and moles to each other holding all else constant.
- The ideal gas law can be used to interpret gas density and its relationship with temperature.
- We can apply stoichiometry techniques to reactions involving gases.

### Gases

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- Intro
- Lesson Overview
- The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases
- Parameters To Characterize Gases
- Parameters Cont'd
- Units For Expressing Pressure: Psi, Pascal
- Units For Expressing Pressure: mm Hg
- Units For Expressing Pressure: atm
- Units For Expressing Pressure: torr
- Parameters Cont'd
- Parameters Cont'd
- Parameters To Characterize Gases: Temperature
- Particulate Level
- Parameters To Characterize Gases: Moles
- The Simple Gas Laws
- The Simple Gas Laws
- The Simple Gas Laws
- The Simple Gas Laws
- The Ideal Gas Law
- Applications of the Ideal Gas Law
- Applications of the Ideal Gas Law
- Gas Pressures and Partial Pressures
- Gas Stoichiometry
- Stoichiometry Problems Involving Gases
- Using The Ideal Gas Law to Get to Moles
- Using Molar Volume to Get to Moles
- Gas Stoichiometry Cont'd
- Summary
- Sample Problem 1: Calculate the Molar Mass of the Gas
- Sample Problem 2: What Mass of Ag₂O is Required to Form 3888 mL of O₂ Gas When Measured at 734 mm Hg and 25°C?

- Intro 0:00
- Lesson Overview 0:07
- The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases 1:23
- The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases
- Parameters To Characterize Gases 3:35
- Parameters To Characterize Gases: Pressure
- Interpreting Pressure On a Particulate Level
- Parameters Cont'd 6:08
- Units For Expressing Pressure: Psi, Pascal
- Units For Expressing Pressure: mm Hg
- Units For Expressing Pressure: atm
- Units For Expressing Pressure: torr
- Parameters Cont'd 8:09
- Parameters To Characterize Gases: Volume
- Common Units of Volume
- Parameters Cont'd 9:11
- Parameters To Characterize Gases: Temperature
- Particulate Level
- Parameters To Characterize Gases: Moles
- The Simple Gas Laws 10:43
- Gas Laws Are Only Valid For…
- Charles' Law
- The Simple Gas Laws 13:13
- Boyle's Law
- The Simple Gas Laws 15:28
- Gay-Lussac's Law
- The Simple Gas Laws 17:11
- Avogadro's Law
- The Ideal Gas Law 18:43
- The Ideal Gas Law: PV = nRT
- Applications of the Ideal Gas Law 20:12
- Standard Temperature and Pressure for Gases
- Applications of the Ideal Gas Law 21:43
- Ideal Gas Law & Gas Density
- Gas Pressures and Partial Pressures 23:18
- Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures
- Gas Stoichiometry 24:15
- Stoichiometry Problems Involving Gases
- Using The Ideal Gas Law to Get to Moles
- Using Molar Volume to Get to Moles
- Gas Stoichiometry Cont'd 26:03
- Example 1: How Many Liters of O₂ at STP are Needed to Form 10.5 g of Water Vapor?
- Summary 28:33
- Sample Problem 1: Calculate the Molar Mass of the Gas 29:28
- Sample Problem 2: What Mass of Ag₂O is Required to Form 3888 mL of O₂ Gas When Measured at 734 mm Hg and 25°C? 31:59

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### Transcription: Gases

*Hi, welcome back to Educator.com.*0000

*Today's lecture from general chemistry is on gases.*0002

*Going to start off with a brief introduction followed by the following series of topics.*0009

*The first is what we call the kinetic molecular theory of gases*0014

*which is basically a bunch of postulates that describe gas behavior.*0018

*We are then going to go over the parameters that are used to characterize gases--namely pressure, volume, temperature, and moles.*0024

*When we combine those, we are going to get a series of gas laws which relates all four of those parameters.*0035

*All of these simple gas laws are then going to culminate into what we call the ideal gas law.*0042

*After we study the ideal gas law, we are then going to go over some applications of the ideal gas law*0048

*because we can come up with several additional parameters straight from that law.*0054

*A unique topic then is going to be gas mixtures and what we call partial pressures.*0061

*Finally the last topic is going to be stoichiometry and applying it to reactions that involve a gas.*0067

*Then of course as always, we will finish off with a summary followed by some sample problems.*0077

*Basically there are five postulates to the kinetic molecular theory of gases.*0085

*The first one is the following.*0092

*It deals with gas motion and basically tells us that gases travel in straight lines obeying Newton's laws.*0095

*They have straight trajectories; they are in constant motion.*0106

*Number two, the molecules in the gas occupy no volume.*0110

*That is we treat them as individual points.*0114

*In other words, if you look at a gas sample, most of it is actually empty air.*0119

*Number three, when gas molecules collide, we say that they follow elastic collisions.*0124

*That is upon collision, there is no loss of energy.*0131

*There is no transfer of energy.*0136

*You can imagine a bunch of billiard balls colliding with each other.*0138

*After they collide, they bounce off each other and go their separate ways.*0143

*Imagine that but pretty much going on infinitely with no loss of energy.*0147

*Number four, there are no attractive or repulsive forces between gas molecules*0153

*which explains why gases are so diffuse if you will.*0159

*Finally when we talk about the kinetic energy of a gas,*0166

*the kinetic energy of a molecule is really related to its kelvin temperature.*0171

*Any gas that follows these five postulates of the kinetic molecular theory, we call that gas an ideal gas.*0178

*In reality, there is no such thing as an ideal gas.*0190

*But by applying this model, it allows us to make a lot of simplifications and*0195

*a lot of assumptions which allows us to further study the gases and*0200

*use models which help us to describe gas behavior pretty well actually.*0206

*That is the kinetic molecular theory of gases.*0215

*We now next turn to the parameters that are used to characterize gases.*0219

*The parameters are basically pressure, volume, temperature, and moles.*0224

*From physics, pressure is formally defined as the amount of force per unit area.*0231

*Pressure is equal to force per unit area.*0237

*If we had for example a flat surface and we put a box on it,*0246

*that box is applying a downward force on the surface.*0252

*In other words, the box is applying a certain pressure on the surface.*0256

*If we take the same box but we stand it upright this time, same box,*0260

*my area of contact is now a lot smaller than in the first picture.*0266

*In this case, because the area is smaller, the pressure is going to be larger.*0273

*That is our formal definition of pressure as defined from physics.*0284

*But in terms of gases, we are going to describe pressure from a particulate level diagram.*0290

*Imagine a container.*0297

*Basically we have gas particles that are moving in random directions once again following*0301

*the kinetic molecular theory of gases and moving in straight lines, constant motion.*0307

*Not only do the gas particles collide with each other but the gas particles*0314

*also collide with the container wall; collision with container wall.*0319

*When that collision occurs with the wall of the container, that itself*0331

*generates a force just like billiard balls colliding with each other.*0334

*It is this force of impact that we tend to relate to gas pressure.*0339

*Force of impact is proportional to gas pressure.*0348

*For chemistry, for gases, this is our interpretation of pressure.*0362

*Now that we have defined pressure, let's go ahead and talk about*0370

*the common units of pressure that are used to make measurements.*0373

*From physics, the typical units of pressure are going to be psi which is pounds per square inch and pascal.*0380

*All of us see psi in tires; we also see psi for water pressure too.*0388

*We are not going to use psi and pascal too much.*0400

*Really in chemistry, we are going to use these three--millimeters of mercury, atm, and torr.*0402

*Millimeters of mercury is what we see on a barometer for the weather report.*0407

*We also see that whenever you take your blood pressure reading.*0414

*Atm stands for atmospheres or one atmosphere of pressure.*0419

*Basically one atmosphere of pressure is going to be the pressure roughly at sea level.*0430

*Once again at sea level, we are at roughly one atm of pressure.*0440

*Finally torr, torr is named after Torricelli who invented the barometer.*0445

*Given at the bottom, we have the relationships for each of these units.*0462

*One atm is equal to 14.7 pounds per square inch which is equal to 760 millimeters of mercury*0467

*which is equal to 760 Torr which is equal to 101.325 kilopascals.*0475

*Of course, you see all of these equivalent statements.*0481

*From equivalent statements, we can then use them as conversion factors.*0483

*Now that we have talked about pressure, let's continue on.*0490

*From the kinetic molecular theory, we are told that gases travel in straight paths.*0494

*This implies the following.*0500

*That gases are going to travel in straight paths until they collide with something,*0502

*either with each other or the wall of the container.*0505

*What that says is that gases are going to expand to fill their entire container.*0508

*Hence the volume of a gas is strictly determined by the container that it is placed into.*0514

*The reason why we can do this is because gases are compressible.*0522

*Remember that most of a gas is empty air, that they have negligible volume.*0526

*I could take the same amount of gas in a ten liter bottle*0533

*and compress it easily to a smaller bottle, no problem.*0536

*The common units of volume are going to be liters of course and milliliters.*0541

*Sometimes milliliters, you also see cc or cubic centimeters.*0545

*Another postulate from the kinetic molecular theory is the kelvin temperature.*0553

*We say that the kinetic energy of a gas is proportional to its kelvin temperature.*0559

*In other words, temperature of a gas is directly related to how fast these particles are moving.*0563

*Because it is directly related, this says the following.*0570

*The faster a gas is, the hotter its kelvin temperature.*0573

*We can also interpret this at the particulate level.*0577

*We are saying that kinetic energy is going to be proportional to the temperature in kelvin.*0583

*If you consider a gas sample, if we apply heat to this, of course that is going to result in*0593

*much faster motion because the gases will get more kinetic energy; faster motion, higher kinetic energy.*0606

*Finally the last parameter is the mole amount of a gas.*0625

*For gases, the amount of a gas is going to be related to moles of course.*0632

*Those are the four parameters--pressure, volume, temperature in kelvin, and moles.*0637

*Now that we have introduced the four parameters, we now get into what is called the simple gas laws.*0645

*The simple gas laws basically do the following.*0650

*They are a series of equations that relate the four parameters of a gas that we just covered.*0653

*There are restrictions for these gas laws to work.*0660

*First we assume ideal behavior.*0663

*That is the gas is going to follow all five postulates of the kinetic molecular theory.*0665

*All other parameters are held constant.*0671

*If I compare pressure and volume for example, that means temperature and moles are being held constant.*0675

*All else is held constant.*0680

*Let's go ahead and tackle each of these gas laws now.*0682

*The first gas law is called Charles's law.*0685

*Charles's law states that volume and temperature are directly related, holding pressure and moles constant.*0688

*Volume is directly related to temperature; let's take a look at this.*0696

*If I have this container and these gas particles are moving in random directions,*0702

*if I heat it, the gas particles are going to have more kinetic energy.*0712

*We are going to result in an expansion of the container if the container is flexible.*0719

*This is going to be larger volume.*0728

*That is why if you try heating a balloon up, you see the balloon expanding.*0733

*It is because the temperature is going to increase the kinetic energy of the molecules.*0739

*They are going to push outward on the container, on the wall of the balloon.*0746

*The equation to do this, to quantify Charles's law, is V _{1} over T_{1} is equal to V_{2} over T_{2}.*0751

*That is if we know the initial volume and initial temperature, we can get*0762

*either the final volume or the final temperature, whichever is not given.*0765

*The restriction for this equation is that this must be in kelvin.*0771

*Temperature must be in kelvin.*0775

*Volume, it can be in any units as long as they are identical units.*0777

*That is a pretty straightforward equation to use.*0787

*Volume and temperature are directly proportional to each other.*0790

*The next gas law is what we call Boyle's law.*0794

*Boyle's law states the following.*0796

*That pressure and volume of a gas are inversely related when temperature and moles are held constant.*0799

*That is pressure is inversely related to volume.*0805

*Let's think about this; let's say I had two gas particles in a small container.*0810

*All of a sudden, let's say the size of the container has increased.*0819

*I am holding everything else constant.*0824

*When this happens, I am going to have a smaller rate of collision with the container wall.*0828

*Because my rate of collisions with the container wall is going to be smaller, my force drops off.*0844

*Therefore my pressure is going to drop off.*0853

*Once again pressure is inversely related to volume.*0859

*If you ever go to the higher elevation, you notice that a potato chip bag or a snack bag is always larger.*0862

*It is because at the higher elevation, the outside pressure is much smaller.*0870

*To compensate, the air inside the bag is going to expand.*0875

*This is why balloons also tend to pop the higher they go.*0880

*Because as the elevation increases, the air pressure gets lower.*0884

*The air molecules inside the balloon expand against the walls of the balloon.*0887

*The equation for this, for Boyle's law is P _{1}V_{1} is equal to P_{2}V_{2}.*0894

*Once again for this equation to work, P _{1} and P_{2} must be identical units.*0902

*V _{1} and V_{2} also must be identical units.*0913

*Once again this is a rather straightforward equation to use.*0917

*We can calculate any final pressure or volume given the other three parameters.*0919

*That is Boyle's law.*0926

*The next gas law is what we call Gay Lussac's law.*0929

*Gay Lussac's law is pressure and temperature.*0933

*It tells us that pressure and temperature of a gas are directly related when volume and moles are held constant.*0936

*That is pressure is directly related to temperature; that just makes sense.*0943

*When we have gas particles just like this, let's say this is colder.*0950

*That is going to generate some pressure.*0958

*But if we take the same volume, the same box, the same amount, and I heat this sample up, that is going to*0960

*result in obviously a higher rate of collision with the walls of the container; more collisions with container wall.*0969

*That is going to increase my force.*0982

*Because my force goes up, my pressure goes up also.*0985

*On extreme temperature differences, a car tire is always going to be at a lower pressure when it is colder.*0992

*Later in the day when it gets much hotter, the pressure will slightly increase because of this difference.*1002

*The equation for Gay Lussac's law is the following.*1009

*P _{1} over T_{1} is equal to P_{2} over T_{2}.*1011

*Once again the units of pressure must be identical.*1016

*But remember that our temperature is always related in kelvin whenever discussing a gas.*1021

*That is Gay Lussac's law.*1029

*The last simple gas law is what we call Avogadro's law.*1033

*Avogadro's law is the following.*1037

*That the volume and moles of a gas are directly related when temperature and pressure are held constant.*1039

*V is proportional to n.*1046

*Just think about maybe a car tire.*1049

*You put more air into it; you increase the amount of air.*1054

*What happens?--the volume increases.*1059

*The equation for Avogadro's law is V _{1} over n_{1} is equal to V_{2} over n_{2}.*1064

*Once again the volume units must be identical.*1073

*n _{1} and n_{2} will always be in moles.*1080

*That is Avogadro's law.*1084

*If you look at the four gas laws, Charles's law, Boyle's law, Gay Lussac's law,*1086

*and Avogadro's law, really Boyle's law is the only one that stands out.*1091

*It is the only where we have something times something is equal to the product of something else.*1096

*Every other gas law is division on the left side of the equation and on the right side of the equation.*1102

*Please make a note of that, Boyle's law is definitely the one that stands out.*1110

*In case your instructor ever requires you to memorize these gas laws.*1119

*When we put all of these simple gas laws together, they culminate into one equation.*1124

*This grand equation is what we call the ideal gas law where PV is equal to nRT.*1132

*When we do this, there are a couple of restrictions.*1138

*That pressure must be in atm; volume must be in liters; n is simply moles.*1140

*The temperature must be in units of kelvin as we always have said.*1147

*There is something we haven't introduced yet; that is what R is.*1152

*R is what we call the universal gas constant.*1155

*It is equal to 0.08206 liters atmosphere K mol.*1158

*Once again you may or may not have to memorize this.*1164

*Definitely refer to your instructor for that.*1166

*That is a relatively straightforward equation to use.*1169

*Pretty much for an ideal gas, I can determine the pressure, volume, moles,*1171

*or kelvin temperature given any of the other three parameters.*1177

*Again this is the ideal gas law.*1183

*Probably something you want to be comfortable with is to solve for a single variable.*1187

*Pressure here is going to be equal to nRT over V.*1193

*Volume is equal to nRT over P; n is equal to PV over RT.*1198

*Temperature is going to be equal to PV over nR.*1206

*That is again the ideal gas law.*1211

*The ideal gas law is relatively straightforward to use.*1214

*But another important aspect of it is that we can derive and come to many conclusions using this law.*1217

*The first relationship that we are going to get from the ideal gas law is what is called standard temperature and pressure.*1226

*It becomes very difficult to compare gases because there is so many parameters--pressure, volume, temperature, and moles.*1235

*A set of universal conditions has been defined.*1242

*This set of universal conditions is called standard temperature and pressure or STP for short.*1246

*Standard temperature is 273.15 kelvin; standard temperature is 1.0 atm.*1252

*When these values are plugged into the ideal gas law, we can go ahead and solve for the ratio of volume to moles.*1258

*When we solve for this ratio of volume to moles, we get exactly 22.4 liters per mole.*1265

*This is what we call molar volume; its significance is the following.*1271

*That at STP, one mole of any ideal gas regardless of its identity occupies a volume exactly 22.4 liters.*1277

*One mole equals 22.4 liters; that is an equivalence statement.*1288

*From that, we can use that as a typical conversion factor.*1294

*Once again molar volume at STP only, 22.4 liters per mole.*1298

*Another application we can derive from the ideal gas law is gas density.*1304

*Gas density is going to be measured in grams per liter.*1312

*We are not going to be in its derivation.*1315

*But the density of a gas in grams per liter is equal to the following.*1317

*It is equal to the molar mass of the gas in grams per mole times*1322

*the pressure in atm divided by the universal gas constant times the kelvin temperature.*1330

*You can convince yourself that when all the units cancel, we are left with grams per liter.*1337

*This equation once again is relatively straightforward to use.*1342

*However there is an important thing that cannot be overlooked.*1345

*We now have a relationship between density and temperature for gases.*1348

*You see here that density is going to be inversely related to the kelvin temperature.*1353

*That means the following.*1359

*That as temperature of a gas goes up, the gas density decreases.*1360

*As temperature goes up, gases tend to become lighter.*1366

*Therefore they tend to rise; this explains why hot air balloons rise.*1373

*As you heat the gas within the walls of the balloon, the gas becomes less dense than air.*1379

*It results in a lower density and results in rising of the hot air, bringing the balloon upwards.*1385

*Once again density is inversely related to the kelvin temperature of a gas.*1394

*A final gas law that focuses on pressure, this is called Dalton's law of partial pressures.*1401

*Dalton's law of partial pressures refers to gas mixtures.*1409

*It tells us the following.*1412

*Pretty much that the whole is equal to the sum of the parts.*1413

*The sum of the individual pressures of each gas component is equal to the total pressure of the gas mixture.*1419

*These individual pressures, the technical term is called partial pressures.*1426

*Basically very simple--the total gas pressure of a mixture is equal to the partial pressure of*1431

*the first gas plus the partial pressure of the second gas, etc.*1443

*Once again the total pressure is equal simply to the sum of all individual pressures.*1448

*We now come back to stoichiometry.*1457

*Stoichiometry is something that we spend a great deal of time on.*1463

*At the basis of stoichiometry was the following.*1468

*We want to go from moles of A to moles of B.*1472

*To do this, we use the conversion factor, the mole to mole ratio.*1475

*From moles of B, you can go to grams using molar mass.*1481

*You can go to atoms and molecules using Avogadro.*1489

*You can go to liters if it is a solution using molarity.*1501

*The same thing applies on the other side to go to moles of A for example.*1507

*We spent a deal of time doing mole to mole conversion and also mass to mass conversions.*1512

*All we are going to do now, we are going to apply our knowledge of stoichiometry to gases.*1517

*If everything is about pretty much getting to moles first, we have an ideal gas law that helps us do that.*1524

*Typically for gas stoichiometry problems, we are going to use ideal gas law where n is equal to PV over RT.*1532

*If we are at standard temperature and pressure, we could take a shortcut.*1540

*We can just use the molar volume to get to moles because we know that one mole equals 22.4 liters.*1544

*In this case, the ideal gas law not needed.*1552

*But again this is only at STP.*1557

*Let's go ahead and do a sample problem then; the question is the following.*1561

*How many liters of oxygen gas at standard temperature and pressure are needed to form 10.5 grams of water vapor?*1566

*As soon as I see the letters STP, I know that I am dealing with 1 atm pressure and 273.15 kelvin.*1573

*I also know that one mole of a gas is going to be equal to exactly 22.4 liters.*1582

*The first thing you always do in stoichiometry is to make sure the chemical equation is balanced like we have always done.*1590

*Here we are going to need two hydrogens and two waters.*1598

*What do we have here?--we have the mass of the water vapor.*1605

*Somehow we want to go from mass of water vapor all the way to liters of O _{2} gas.*1613

*Because I am at STP, the liters of O _{2} gas is going to*1622

*come from molar volume which is one mole is equal to 22.4 liters.*1627

*But in order to get the moles of O _{2}, I first need the moles of H_{2}O.*1641

*Before moles of H _{2}O, we then have our mass of H_{2}O which is given.*1651

*There is our basic flow chart; it is pretty much three main steps.*1656

*Let's go ahead and do this.*1660

*10.5 grams of water vapor times 1 mole of water divided by its molar mass of 18.016 grams of water.*1664

*That gives me moles of A.*1679

*Now from moles of A to moles of B using the mole to mole ratio*1681

*which is 1 mole of O _{2} over 2 moles of H_{2}O.*1684

*Finally now that I am at moles of O _{2}, I can go ahead and*1690

*use molar volume as a conversion factor to go and get volume.*1693

*22.4 liters for every one mole of O _{2}.*1697

*When all is said and done, we get a volume of 6.5 liters that are*1703

*required at STP for this reaction to make 10.5 grams of water vapor.*1707

*Let's now go ahead and summarize this lecture.*1715

*We started off today's lecture with the kinetic molecular theory of gases.*1719

*It is basically five postulates which describe ideal gas behavior.*1723

*We then proceeded to tackle the simple gas laws which basically relates the*1728

*four parameters used to characterize gases--pressure, volume, kelvin temperature, and moles.*1732

*When we culminated all of these simple gas laws, we arrived at the ideal gas law.*1740

*The ideal gas law allows us to come up with many applications including density and its relationship with temperature.*1745

*Finally all of our stoichiometry skills that we established previously can easily apply to gas problems.*1754

*That is our summary; let's go ahead and do a series of sample problems.*1764

*Here is sample problem one; you have a 827 milligram sample of a gas.*1769

*It occupies 0.270 liters when measured at a temperature of 88 degrees Celsius and a pressure of 975 millimeters of mercury.*1775

*Calculate the molar mass of the gas; let's take it one by one.*1784

*Here we have mass; here we have volume, temperature, and pressure.*1788

*The question is asking for molar mass.*1797

*Molar mass, we all know to be in units of grams per mole.*1800

*We have the grams already; that is the 827 milligrams or the 0.827 grams.*1805

*All we have to get then is the moles.*1812

*Once we have that, we can divide the two numbers to give us the molar mass.*1815

*We need to get the moles of this gas which is n.*1821

*We are given pressure, volume, and temperature; that is three out of the four parameters.*1826

*We can go ahead and use the ideal gas law to help us do this.*1834

*Moles is equal to PV over RT.*1838

*Pressure is 975 millimeters of mercury.*1845

*We have to then go ahead and convert this to atm remember.*1851

*That is our restriction.*1853

*We are going to multiply this by the volume in liters.*1857

*It is already in liters.*1860

*We are going to divide this by the universal gas constant.*1863

*We are going to then multiply this by the kelvin temperature.*1871

*88 plus 273.15; this gets us 0.012 moles.*1876

*Now we can go ahead and proceed to solve for the molar mass.*1889

*0.827 grams over 0.012 moles.*1892

*That is going to be equal to roughly 69 grams per mole for molar mass.*1899

*This is another nice application of the ideal gas law.*1907

*It can be used to determine the molar mass of a gas that follows ideal behavior.*1911

*Let's go ahead and now proceed on to sample problem two.*1919

*What mass of silver(I) oxide is required to form 388 milliliters of O _{2} gas*1923

*when measured at 734 millimeters of mercury and 25 degrees Celsius?*1930

*Mass is what we want to get; we are given volume.*1937

*We are given pressure; we are given temperature; guess what?*1940

*You have chemical equation here which pretty much means you have a stoichiometry problem.*1945

*Always the first step is to balance.*1951

*When we go ahead and balance this, we are going to need 2 silver oxides and 4 silvers.*1955

*We want to go from basically the following.*1962

*We are given the pressure, the temperature, and the volume of O _{2}.*1967

*That is three out of four parameters.*1971

*We can go ahead and get the moles of O _{2}.*1973

*n of O _{2} is equal to PV over RT.*1976

*That is going to be equal to 734 millimeters of mercury times 1 atm divided 760 millimeters of mercury.*1981

*Going to multiply that by the volume in liters which is 0.388 liters,*1994

*divided by the universal gas constant, 0.08206 liters atmosphere K mol,*2000

*times the temperature in kelvin, 25 plus 273.15.*2009

*Then the moles of O _{2}, we get 0.015 moles of oxygen gas.*2015

*We want to go from moles of O _{2} which is what we have.*2023

*Somehow we want to go all the way to the mass of silver(I) oxide.*2027

*We know how to do that.*2032

*This is really now just a matter of doing something we have already learned.*2033

*We are going to go from the moles of O _{2} to the moles of silver(I) oxide using the mole to mole ratio.*2038

*Then on from there is to the mass of silver(I) oxide using the molar mass.*2048

*Let's go ahead and finish this up.*2055

*You have 0.015 moles of O _{2}.*2058

*The mole to mole ratio is going to be 2 moles of silver(I) oxide for every 1 mole of oxygen gas.*2062

*Then we are going to go ahead and multiply this by the molar mass of silver(I) oxide to get to grams.*2072

*Its molar mass is 231.74 grams for every 1 mole of silver(I) oxide.*2078

*We get roughly 7.0 grams of silver(I) oxide that are required.*2089

*That is another stoichiometry problem that involves gases.*2097

*Thank you all for your attention; I will see you all next time on Educator.com.*2102

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Post by Parth Shorey on August 2, 2016

I still don't understand why gas density is inversely proportional to temperature?

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Post by Peter Ke on October 13, 2015

For the first example at the last lecture, you put .8205 L X ATM/ K X MOL.

Shouldn't it be .08206 L X ATM / K X MOL.

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Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:52 AM

Post by Muhammad Ziad on March 29, 2015

Hello Professor Ow, what does it mean for some parameters to be held constant? Thanks!

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Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:59 PM

Post by Okwudili Ezeh on October 28, 2014

Do you mind checking example 1 again. I got 13.06 liters.

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Post by Saadman Elman on June 14, 2014

It was really helpful! Thanks a lot!

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:14 PM

Post by felicia ekeson on January 14, 2014

hello, I 've tried 734mmHg X 1 atm /0.388L /0.08206 X 25+273.15 but unable to get 0.015 mol

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Thu Nov 7, 2013 5:14 PM

Post by Mark Medina on September 29, 2013

ive been having trouble determine which unit of the universal gas constant to use during a problem. During some i know im suppose to use 0.0821 and during others 8.314. how do i determine which unit of measure to use?