# Why is the ideal gas law useful?

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The ideal gas law is a simple equation of state that is followed very closely by most gases, particularly at high temperatures and low pressures.

#PV = nRT#

This simple equation relates the pressure

For consistency, it's always a good idea to use SI units with this equation, where the gas constant

What is the temperature of

#T = (PV)/(nR) = (6500times1.8)/(3.3times8.314) = 426 K#

For high-precision work, more complicated equations of state have been developed for particular gases, especially for working at high pressures, but the ideal gas law provides an easy way to make good estimates for any gas with relatively small errors in most cases.