Chemistry in Context| Essential Ideas| Chemistry| Openstax| Problem 6

According to one theory, the pressure of gas increases as its volume decreases, because the molecules in the gas have to move a shorter distance to hit the walls of the container. Does this theory follow a macroscopic or microscopic description of chemical behavior? Explain your answer.

Solution:

This theory follows a microscopic description of a chemical behavior.  The behavior is explained in terms of the behavior of microscopic particles (molecules).

 

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