Definition of Charles's law

1. Noun. (physics) the density of an ideal gas at constant pressure varies inversely with the temperature.

Exact synonyms: Gay-lussac's Law, Law Of Volumes
Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics



Definition of Charles's law

1. Noun. (physics) the law that the density of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to its temperature at constant pressure ¹

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Medical Definition of Charles's law

1. The statement that the volume of a sample of gas is directly proportional to the temperature of the gas (at constant pressure). (13 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Charles's law

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1. The Steam Engine by George Charles Vincent Holmes (1888)
"... gas—Graphic representation of Boyle-s law—Definition of an Isothermal—Charles-s law connecting the volume and temperature of gas—Dalton-s law connecting ..."

2. Chemical Theory for Beginners by Leonard Dobbin, James Walker (1900)
"Note that if Charles-s law held rigidly through wide ranges of temperature, a quantity of gas which at o° occupies 273 cc when heated to 273° should occupy ..."

3. Physics for High School Students by Henry Smith Carhart, Horatio Nelson Chute (1907)
"... and that the accuracy of Charles,s law is about the same as that of Boyle,s law. The coefficient of expansion k of dry air is 0.003665, or about ^^. ..."

4. A Foundation Course in Chemistry for Students of Agriculture and Technology by J. W. Dodgson (1913)
"in the following formula, generally known as Charles-s Law (it was discovered by Charles of Paris in 1787): — Every gas expands or contracts -^ of its ..."

5. Modern Chemistry, with Its Practical Applications by Fredus Nelson Peters (1901)
"Let us apply this in a problem. F PROBLEM. — 500 cc. of oxygen at 0° C. would occupy what volume at 25° C. ? Expressing Charles,s Law in the form of a ..."

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