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Gay Lussac's Law

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  • Answer:

    Well, we may simply write out his Gas law....

    Explanation:

    #"The ratio between the volumes of the reactant gases and the"# #"gaseous products can be expressed in simple whole numbers."#

    Now we have got to drill down on this definition...let us consider the formation of #"gaseous water:"#

    #H_2(g) +1/2O_2(g)rarrH_2O(g)#...here the ratio #H_2:O_2:H_2O# #-=# #2:1:2#

    ..or the formation of #HCl(g)#

    #1/2H_2(g)+1/2Cl_2(g) rarr HCl(g)# #;1:1:2#

    ...and this gas law supports the proposal that VOLUME (under given conditions) is proportional to the number of gaseous particles.

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