Ideal Gas Law Experiment

Product Code: EX-5527


In this experiment designed for use with PASCO Capstone software,  the temperature, volume, and pressure of a gas are measured simultaneously to show that they change according to the Ideal Gas Law. Two special cases of the Ideal Gas Law are also examined: constant volume (Gay-Lussac’s Law) and constant temperature (Boyle’s Law). A syringe is used to vary the volume at constant temperature. A sphere of constant volume is immersed in different temperature water baths to show the change in pressure.

PASCO Advantage: The Ideal Gas Syringe and Absolute Zero Sphere have a thermistor with small mass that responds quickly to temperature changes.


  • Ideal Gas Law
  • Boyle’s Law
  • Gay-Lussac’s Law


Ideal Gas Law Experiment

What’s Included

Software Required

This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »

Interface Required

This product requires a PASCO Interface to connect to your computer or device. We recommend the following option(s). For a breakdown of features, capabilities, and additional options, see our Interface Comparison Guide »

Required Accessories

1x Digital Calipers SE-8710

Support Documents

Absolute Zero Sphere Manual 

Ideal Gas Law Apparatus Manual 

PASPORT Absolute Pressure/Temperature Sensor Manual

Manual Downloads

Product Manuals for the Included Products

Absolute Zero Sphere Manual (TD-8595).pdf
(301 KB – .pdf – English)
Ideal Gas Law Apparatus Manual (TD-8596A)
(600 KB – .pdf – English)
Experiment File
EX-5527 Ideal Gas
(12.6 MB – .zip – English)