Calculating Gas Volumes

Calculate volumes of gases given masses of some substances in reactions, and calculate masses of substances given gaseous volumes, in reactions involving gases at 0˚C and 100kPa or 25˚C and 100kPa



  • Avogadro’s hypothesis was that equal volumes of gases contain the same number of molecules (at the same temperature and pressure).
  • Rearranged, this provides that equal numbers of molecules of different gases occupy the same volume (at the same temperature and pressure).
  • Since a mole is a number of molecules, a mole of any gas has the same volume of a mole of any other mass.
  • At 0°C and 100 kPa, the molar volume of all gases is 22.71 L.
  • At 25°C and 100 kPa, the molar volume of all gases is 24.79 L.
  • For example, to determine the volume of hydrogen produced at 0°C an 100 kPa when 2.5 g of sodium reacts with excess water, the following calculations can be performed:
  • To determine mass from volume, the above calculations can be performed in reverse.

Easychem - Calculating Gas Volumes


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