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Demonstrate how the ideal gas law may be used to construct a thermometer. Given constant volume, the pressure of a gas inside a closed container is dependent on the temperature by PV = nRT
This demo can demonstrate the direct correlation between pressure and temperature. If needed, the bulb can be pressurized with the bike pump by opening the end valve.
When releasing the pressure inside the thermometer, remove the bike pump attachment (by unscrewing it's connection) as the valve won't allow the air to escape. Updated on: 06/13/13
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