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    A perspective of Boyle's Law - Internal Pressure

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    Boyles's law focuses on external pressure. What might be the case if it focuses on the internal pressure? How would this aspect change Boyle's law?

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    Boyle's law states that volume of a fixed mass of a gas at constant temperature is inversely proportional to its pressure.

    Let us consider a gas ( say, Helium) in a metal cylinder fitted with a piston which is frictionless, movable and of known weight. When the piston is in equilibrium, the pressure of atmosphere and the pressure created by the weight of the cylinder on Helium is equal to the pressure produced by Helium on ...

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    Boyle's Law: External Versus Internal Pressure