Volume

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

volume 10Volume, abbreviated as V, is the space occupied by a mass.  Volume is a extensive variable whose values depend on the quantity of substance under study.  It is expressed in terms of length cubed, a quantity of three dimensional space occupied by gas, liquid, or solid.  Volume is a scalar quantity having direction, some of these include area, density, energy, entropy, length, mass, power, pressure, speed, temperature, and work.

 

Formulas that use volume

\(\large{  V = l \; w \; h  }\)   
\(\large{  V = \frac{ m  }{ \rho  }   }\)   
\(\large{ V = \frac {n \; R \; T}{p} }\) (ideal gas law

Where:

\(\large{ V }\) = volume

\(\large{ \rho }\)   (Greek symbol rho) = density

\(\large{ h }\) = height

\(\large{ l } \) = length

\(\large{ n }\) = number of moles of gas

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

\(\large{ n }\) = mole

\(\large{ p }\) = pressure

\(\large{ R }\) = specific gas constant (gas constant)

\(\large{ T }\) = temperature

\(\large{ w }\) = width

 

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