Let pressure, volume and temperature of a fixed mass of gas be P, V and T respectively.

**Boyle’s Law: **At constant temperature, the volume of a fixed mass of gas is inversely proportional to its applied pressure.

**Mathematical form:**

V ∞ 1/P when T is constant ………………(i)

**Charle’s Law: **At constant pressure, the volume of a given definite mass of a gas increases or decreases by 1/273 part of his volume at 0°C for each degree Celsius rise or fall in temperature.

**Alternative form: **The volume of a given mass of gas directly proportional to its absolute temperature when pressure remains constant.

**Mathematical form: **

V ∞ T when P is constant ……………….(ii)

**Avogadro’s Hypothesis: **At same temperature and pressure, the equal volume of all gases [elemental or compound] contains the equal number of molecules. It can also be stated as a volume of gases at constant temperature and pressure is directly proportional to their number of moles.** **

**Mathematical form: **

V ∞ N when P and T are fixed,

⇒V ∞ n ………………..(iii)

Again, n ∞ N where n=number of moles and N=number of molecules

From equation (i), (ii) and (iii) we get,

V ∞ (1/P) × T × n

⇒ V = R(1/P) × T × n

or, **PV = nRT**, Where R is the molar gas constant.

This is the ideal gas equation.

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