[Heat and Thermophysics labs]
#1 Gases lab
#2 Specific heat lab
#1 Gases lab
concept  Boyle's Law shows the relationship between pressure and volume and will have the equation:
P=(N(R)T)/V. GayLussac's law is the relationship between pressure and temperature and will therefore have the equation: P=(N(R))/V * T, and the slope of the graph will be N(kb)/V. Charles' Law shows the relationship between temperature and volume and will therefore have the equation: PV=(N(R))T. 
Equipments  this is ideal gas law experimentit is almost impossible to work this out in real life. 
purpose  Students simulate the ideal gas law (PV=NRT).The data that can be collected is based on Boyle's Law, which shows the relationship between volume and pressure, GayLussac's Law, which shows the relationship between temperature and pressure, and Charles' Law, which shows the relationship between temperature and volume. 
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#2 Specific heat lab
concept  When heat is transferred between objects, the temperature of the objects change. How much each objects's tempeature changes depends upon how much of the hear energy added or lost goes toward changing the kinetic energy of the object's molcules and how much goes to internal potential energy. Most materials have widely different specific heats. 
Equipments  metal spheres ice thermometer tap water styrotoam cup mass scale graduated cylinder 
purpose  Students measure the specific heat and molar heat capacity of several common metals. 
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