Math in the Physical Sciences

Chemistry and Math

What is the Universal Gas Law?

The Universal Gas Law (also called the Universal Gas Constant or the Perfect Gas Law), is a chemical law that can also be looked at mathematically. It is represented by the equation PV = nRT, in which P is pressure, V is volume, n is the number of moles of gas, R is the gas constant, and T is the temperature in Kelvin. (For more about the Kelvin temperature scale, see “Mathematics throughout History.”)


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Math Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App