In the equation PV=nRT, what does the R and n stand for?

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Apr 24, 2018

Answer:

Well, #n="number of moles"#

Explanation:

And thus #n# is equal to the number of gaseous particles....i.e. which we express in units of moles. And #R# is the universal gas constant. There are several expressions for #R#.. For chemists, possibly the most useful one is #R=0.0821*L*atm*K^-1*mol^-1#; chemists routinely deal with litre volumes, and gram quantities, and express pressure in units of atmosphere...