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Gay-Lussac's law

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noun Thermodynamics.

the principle that, for relatively low pressures, the density of an ideal gas at constant pressure varies inversely with the absolute temperature of the gas.

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Also called Charles's law.
Compare Boyle's law.

Origin of Gay-Lussac's law

Named after J. L. Gay-Lussac

Words nearby Gay-Lussac's law

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British Dictionary definitions for Gay-Lussac's law

Gay-Lussac's law
/ (ˈɡeɪˈluːsæks) /

noun

the principle that gases react together in volumes (measured at the same temperature and pressure) that bear a simple ratio to each other and to the gaseous products
another name for Charles' law
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