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Boyle's law

Boyle's law

noun \ˈbi(-ə)lz-\

Definition of BOYLE'S LAW

:  a statement in physics: the volume of a gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the pressure exerted on it

Origin of BOYLE'S LAW

Robert Boyle
First Known Use: circa 1860

Boyle's law

noun \ˌbi(ə)lz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BOYLE'S LAW

:  a statement in physics: the volume of a gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the pressure exerted on it

Biographical Note for BOYLE'S LAW

Boyle, Robert (1627–1691), British physicist. Considered one of the fathers of modern chemistry, Boyle is known especially for his pioneering experiments on the properties of gases. In 1662 he published his findings stating the relation concerning the compression and expansion of a gas at constant temperature (Boyle's law). Boyle also wrote the first English treatise on electricity and espoused the theory that matter is corpuscular in composition. This theory was an important forerunner of modern chemical theory.

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