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This simulation provides a highly visual, interactive way to explore gas properties.  As you pump gas molecules into a chamber, you control volume, add/remove heat, and change gravity. A pop-up histogram helps you see the relationship between kinetic energy and heat. This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- First Law
= Adiabatic Processes
= Isobaric Processes
= Isochoric Processes
= Isothermal Processes
- Kinetic and Diffusive Processes
= Kinetic Theory
- Models
= Ideal Gas
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2005 University of Colorado at Boulder
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Keywords: First Law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy, energy, heat, ideal gas, thermodynamics
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created October 5, 2006 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated: Aug 18, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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March 3, 2006
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(PhET, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (
PhET Simulation: Gas Properties (PhET, Boulder, 2005), <>.
APA Format
PhET Simulation: Gas Properties. (2006, March 3). Retrieved December 4, 2022, from PhET:
Chicago Format
PhET. PhET Simulation: Gas Properties. Boulder: PhET, March 3, 2006. (accessed 4 December 2022).
MLA Format
PhET Simulation: Gas Properties. Boulder: PhET, 2005. 3 Mar. 2006. 4 Dec. 2022 <>.
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@misc{ Title = {PhET Simulation: Gas Properties}, Publisher = {PhET}, Volume = {2022}, Number = {4 December 2022}, Month = {March 3, 2006}, Year = {2005} }
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