Gay-Lussac's law

[geɪ'lu:saks]
noun Chemistry a law stating that the volumes of gases undergoing a reaction at constant pressure and temperature are in a simple ratio to each other and to that of the product.
Origin
C19: named after the French scientist Joseph L. Gay-Lussac.

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  • Gay-Lussac's law — [gā΄lə saks′] n. [after GAY LUSSAC Joseph Louis] 1. the statement that the volumes of two or more gases that combine to give a gaseous product are in the proportion of small whole numbers to each other and to the volume of the product 2. CHARLES… …   English World dictionary

  • Gay Lussac's law — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gay-Lussac's law — The expression Gay Lussac s law is used for each of the two relationships named after the French chemist Joseph Louis Gay Lussac and which concern the properties of gases, though it is more usually applied to his law of combining volumes, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gay-Lussac’s law — Gei Liusako dėsnis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Gay Lussac’s law vok. Gay Lussac Gesetz, n; Gay Lussacsches Gesetz, n rus. закон Гей Люссака, m pranc. loi de Gay Lussac, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Gay-Lussac's law — Gay Lus·sac s law (gaґ lu sahksґ) [Joseph Louis Gay Lussac, French naturalist, 1778–1850] see under law …   Medical dictionary

  • Gay-Lussac's law — /ˌgeɪ lusæks ˈlɔ / (say .gay loohsaks law) noun 1. the law which states that when gases combine they do so in a simple ratio by volume to each other and to the gaseous product. 2. → Charles s law. {from Joseph Louis Gay Lussac, 1778–1850, French… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gay-Lussac's law — 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. Also called Charles law. Cf. Boyle s law. [named after J. L. GAY LUSSAC] …   Universalium

  • Gay-Lussac's law — noun (physics) the density of an ideal gas at constant pressure varies inversely with the temperature • Syn: ↑Charles s law, ↑law of volumes • Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gay-Lussac's law — 1. a modification of Charles law, adding that, at constant temperature and pressure, the ratio of the volumes of two gases that react with each other is always a small whole number. 2. sometimes used synonymously with Charles l …   Medical dictionary

  • Gay-Lussac-Gesetz — Gei Liusako dėsnis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Gay Lussac’s law vok. Gay Lussac Gesetz, n; Gay Lussacsches Gesetz, n rus. закон Гей Люссака, m pranc. loi de Gay Lussac, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas


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