Jul 16, 2021
We've been exposed to gas laws our whole life, and we have intuition about what will happen to gas under certain conditions. For example, people notice that the pressure in their tires might become low on a very cold day. Or perhaps you've been at very high altitudes and you've been short of breath. And everyone knows that if you shake a carbonated beverage before opening it you'll be cleaning up a mess very shortly. Each of these observations has been classified into the laws, and we'll be splitting them up between this blog and the next. Stating the laws is one thing - anyone with google can copy and paste their definitions. However, we have a special interest in these laws as medical professionals because we deal with them on a different level. Sometimes we're manipulating these gas laws on purpose, and other times we're dealing with their side effects. Or perhaps we're just trying to pass our FP-C, CCP-C, or CFRN exam ;)
Let's dive (pun intended) right in!