What happens to the temperature of a gas when it is compressed?

1 Answer
Sep 15, 2016

The temperature decreases.


According to Charle's - GayLussac's Law, the volume of a fixed amount of gas maintained at constant pressure is directly proportional to its temperature.
or simply,

#V/T = constant#

When the gas is compressed it means that the volume decreases. As Charle's - GayLussac's Law states, we could predict that the temperature of the gas would also decrease.