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gas constant

noun, Physics.

universal gas constant

noun, Physics.
1.
a constant, 8.314 joules per degree Kelvin, equal to the product of the pressure and the volume of one gram molecule of an ideal gas divided by the absolute temperature. Symbol: R.
Also called gas constant.
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British Dictionary definitions for gas constant

gas constant

noun
1.
the constant in the gas equation. It is equal to 8.31472 joules per kelvin per mole R Also called universal gas constant

universal gas constant

noun
1.
another name for gas constant
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gas constant in Science
gas constant  
A constant, equal to 8.314 joules per mole degree Kelvin or 1.985 calories per mole degree Celsius, that is the constant of proportionality (R) in the universal gas law.
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