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This simulation provides a highly visual, interactive way for students to explore gas properties.  As they pump gas molecules into a chamber, they control volume, add/remove heat, and change gravity. A pop-up histogram helps them 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
Thermo & Stat Mech
- First Law
= Adiabatic Processes
= Isobaric Processes
= Isochoric Processes
= Isothermal Processes
- Kinetic and Diffusive Processes
= Kinetic Theory
- Models
= Ideal Gas
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- Educators
- text/html
- application/java
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© 2005 University of Colorado at Boulder
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First Law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy, energy, heat, ideal gas, thermodynamics
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August 18, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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PhET Simulation: Gas Properties. (2006, March 3). Retrieved June 16, 2024, from PhET:
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PhET. PhET Simulation: Gas Properties. Boulder: PhET, March 3, 2006. (accessed 16 June 2024).
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PhET Simulation: Gas Properties. Boulder: PhET, 2005. 3 Mar. 2006. 16 June 2024 <>.
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@misc{ Title = {PhET Simulation: Gas Properties}, Publisher = {PhET}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {16 June 2024}, Month = {March 3, 2006}, Year = {2005} }
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