Boyle's law

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Boyle's law states that

PV\vert_T=k

where P is the pressure, V is the volume and k is a constant. This holds true for an ideal gas.

History[edit]

Boyle's law is attributed to both Robert Boyle and to Edme Mariotte. However, it seems that it was originally proposed by Henry Power in 1661 [1].

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References[edit]

  1. Henry Power "Experimental philosophy, in three books : containing new experiments microscopical, mercurial, magnetical : with some deductions, and probable hypotheses, raised from them, in avouchment and illustration of the now famous atomical hypothesis." Printed by T. Roycroft, for John Martin and James Allestry (1664)