# What does the constant R in the Ideal Gas Law mean?

##### 1 Answer
Nov 11, 2015

$R = \frac{P V}{n T}$

#### Explanation:

It's a constant of proportionality in regards to the temperature and its affect on the specific mole that is being observed. The important thing to know is the constant itself and the units that pertain to it.

A literal answer would be:

$R$= work/amount of moles$\times$ temperature