Problem: The pressure of a gas results from a. gas particles colliding with each other. b. gas particles colliding with the container walls. c. the sum of the volumes of the particles being larger than the container volume.

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We’re asked to determine the origin of the pressure of a gas.

Remember that pressure is defined as the force exerted per unit of surface area.

Imagine a container filled with black balls.


The black balls represent individual gas particles.

In each black ball, there are arrows pointing in different directions.

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The pressure of a gas results from 

a. gas particles colliding with each other. 

b. gas particles colliding with the container walls. 

c. the sum of the volumes of the particles being larger than the container volume.

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