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Chapter 14: Gases and Plasmas
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Chapter Objectives:

  • Explain why the molecules in Earth's atmosphere neither escape nor settle to the ground.
  • Describe the source of atmospheric pressure.
  • Explain why water cannot be raised higher than 10.3m with a vacuum pump.
  • Describe the aneroid barometer.
  • Describe the relationship between pressure and density for a given amount of a gas at a constant temperature.
  • Explain what determines whether an object will float in air.
  • Describe the relationship between the speed of a fluid at any point and the pressure at that point, for steady flow.
  • Describe some applications of Bernoulli's principle.

Chapter Terms:

  • atmospheric pressure
  • barometer
  • Boyle's law
  • Archimedes' principle for air
  • Bernoulli's principle
  • plasma

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Chapter Formulas:

P1V1 = P2V2

Chapter Outline Framework:

  • The Atmosphere
  • Atmospheric Pressure
    • Barometers
  • Boyle's Law
  • Buoyancy of Air
  • Bernoulli's Principle
    • applications of Bernoulli's Principle
  • Plasma
    • Plasma in the Everyday World
    • Plasma Power

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