Gay-Lussac's law

  1. 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.

Origin of Gay-Lussac's law

Named after J. L. Gay-Lussac

Words Nearby Gay-Lussac's law Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for Gay-Lussac's law

Gay-Lussac's law

/ (ˈɡeɪˈluːsæks) /

  1. 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

  2. another name for Charles' law

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