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Hard-Sphere Atoms

  • Charles H. Holbrow
  • James N. Lloyd
  • Joseph C. Amato
  • Enrique Galvez
  • M. Elizabeth Parks
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Abstract

Why do gases obey the simple ideal gas law so well? Even gases of more complicated entities such as CH4 behave the same way. This fact suggests that the internal structure of the entities has little, if anything, to do with the gas law. The observed similarities of the properties of all gases must arise from properties that are common to all atoms and molecules. What then is the least we need to assume about the particles of gas that will explain the gas law?

Keywords

Free Path Hard Sphere Atomic Model Hydrogen Molecule Helium Atom 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles H. Holbrow
    • 1
  • James N. Lloyd
    • 2
  • Joseph C. Amato
    • 3
  • Enrique Galvez
    • 4
  • M. Elizabeth Parks
    • 4
  1. 1.Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics, EmeritusCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  3. 3.William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics, Emeritus Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA

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