Boltzmann constant

noun
Boltz·​mann constant | \ ˈbōlts-mən- How to pronounce Boltzmann constant (audio) , -ˌmän- \
variants: or less commonly Boltzmann's constant

Definition of Boltzmann constant

: the ideal gas constant per molecule being the ratio of the molar gas constant to the number of molecules of a substance in a gram molecule and having a value of exactly 1.380649 × 10−23 joules per kelvin

First Known Use of Boltzmann constant

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Boltzmann constant

after Ludwig Boltzmann †1906 Austrian physicist

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20 Jan 2021

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“Boltzmann constant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Boltzmann%20constant. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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