# How can Boyle's law be applied to everyday life?

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Dec 3, 2015

For a fixed amount of an ideal gas kept at a fixed temperature, pressure and volume are inversely proportional.

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1. If you have ever filled up a tire, you will normally fill it to between 30-35 PSI (lbs/ in2). This is a measurement of pressure. When you add more and more air into your tire, you force all the gas molecules to get packed together, reducing their volume. As long as the air temperature always stays the same, you would be doing an example of Boyle's Law , as you see your PSI change.

2. Syringes of all types utilize Boyle's Law on a basic level. If you pull the plunger out on a syringe it causes the volume within the chamber to increase. As we know, this will cause the pressure to do the opposite and will create a vacuum that attempts to re-pressurize back to atmospheric levels. Because the only fluid available on the other side of the needle is usually liquid such as blood, it gets sucked into the chamber, reducing the volume and increasing the pressure back to where it has to be.

Here's a link where I found some great examples of Boyle's Law application in day to day life. I hope you find it useful.:
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Oct 10, 2015

Boyles Law:

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volume is inversely proportional to the temperature and pressure and will remain consistent

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