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Gas Cylinders and Safety

A Case Study in Chemistry



Author:

Melinda Box
Department of Natural Sciences
Wake Technical Community College
mcbox@waketech.edu

Abstract:

This case study, developed for an introductory chemistry course as part of a two-year dental hygiene curriculum, teaches students how to apply gas properties and gas storage identification systems to identify a mishandled or mislabeled gas cylinder.

Objectives:
  • Learn about gas properties.
  • Learn about gas storage identification systems.
  • Apply this knowledge to identify a mislabeled gas cylinder.
Keywords: Gas properties; combined gas law; Boyle's Law; Dalton's Law; Charles' Law; gas storage identification systems; gas cylinder coupling
Topical Area: N/A
Educational Level: High school, Undergraduate lower division
Formats: PDF
Type/Method: Directed
Language: English
Subject Headings: Chemistry (General)  
Date Posted: 10/25/06
Date Modified:
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