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ideal gas

1. n. [Well Testing]
A gas defined by the fundamental equation of state, pV = nRT, where pressure, p, times volume, V, equals moles of gas, n, times gas constant, R, times temperature, T. The units are arbitrary and are accommodated by the value of the gas constant R, which is different for every set of units.
Antonyms: nonideal gas