u'niver'sal gas' con"stant

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. Cf. Boltzmann constant.

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