gas law

noun

: any of several statements of physics and chemistry relating to the behavior of gases: such as
a
: boyle's law
b
: charles' law
c
: a statement that the product of the pressure and volume of one mole of a gas equals the product of the gas constant by the absolute temperature (as expressed by the equation pv=RT)

called also ideal-gas law

compare van der waals's equation

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near gas law

Cite this Entry

“Gas law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gas%20law. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!