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Compressibility factor

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  1. used to apply the ideal gas law to real gases

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 28, 2008
  2. (Z) is a useful thermodynamic property for modifying the ideal gas law to account for the real gas behaviour

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  3. In general, deviations from ideal behavior become more significant the closer a gas is to a phase change, the lower the temperature or the larger the pressure

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  4. Alternatively, the compressibility factor for specific gases can be read from generalized compressibility charts. that plot Z as a function of pressure at constant temperature

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  5. values are usually obtained by calculation from equations of state (EOS), such as the virial equation which take compound specific empirical constants as input

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