Gases and the atmosphere


Topics Covered

  • Identify the abundances of the naturally occurring gases in the atmosphere and examine how these abundances have changed over geologic time.
  • Example the historical development of the measurement of pressure. Examples: contributions of Galileo, Toricelli, Otto von Guericke, Pascal, Huygens, Dalton, Gay-Lussac
  • Describe the various units used to measure pressure and conversions
  • Boyle’s Law
  • Charles’ Law
  • Gay-Lussac’s Law
  • Combined Gas Law
  • Conceptual Questions