- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Boyle's law (sometimes referred to as the Boyle-Mariotte law) is one of several gas laws and a special case of the ideal gas law. Boyle's law describes the inversely proportional relationship between the absolute pressure and volume of a gas, if the temperature is kept constant within a closed system.
The law was named after chemist and physicist Robert Boyle, who published the original law in 1662. The law itself can be defined as follows:
For a fixed amount of gas kept at a fixed temperature, P and V are inversely proportional (while one increases, the other decreases).
For Further reading, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyle-Mariotte_law
- 6 years ago
Boyle's law states that pressure remaining constant the volume of a given mass of dry gas is inversely proportional to the pressure applied on it