Ideal Gas Behavior

The Ideal Gas Behavior simulation allows a learner to explore the relationship among variables - pressure, temperature, volume, and number of moles - associated with a sample of gas. Learners can observe the result of changes made in these state variables under constant temperature, constant pressure, constant volume, and adiabatic conditions.

Launch Simulation

Users are encouraged to open the simulation and explore. As of this date (2/10/2022), The Physics Classroom has not yet prepared any activities for use with this Interactive. We will be preparing an activity in the near future and will post a link to it here.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.

We owe a special thanks to Physics teacher Martin Kirby for contributing the PVTsim simulation to our Interactives collection. Martin has contributed other simulations to our collection. They can be found at the following locations:
You can find more great simulations like this one on Martin's website at


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