Friday, February 1, 2013


ArchimedesPrinciple:It states that a body, when immersed in a liquid, experiences an upward thrust equal to the weight of the liquid displaced by it.

Avogadros Hypothesis:It is a modification of Berzelius’ hypothesis. It states that equal volumes of all gases under similar conditions of temperature and pressure contain equal number of molecules.

Boyle’s Law:States that the volume of certain gas is inversely proportional to the pressure at a constant temperature. In other words, the product of pressure and volume remains constant provided the temperature  is kept constant 
i.e., P x V = a constant, if T remains the same.

Charles’s Law:It states that at constant pressure all gases expand by       of their volume at 0oC i.e., the volume of a given mass of gas at constant pressure is directly proportional to the absolute temperature.

Dulong and Petit’s Law:States that the product of atomic weight and specific heat of solid elements is nearly equal to 6.4 i.e., At. wt. sp. heat = 6.4 approx.

Gay-lussacs Law of Combining Volumes:Gases react together in Volumes which bear simple whole number ratios to one another and also to the volumes of the products, if gaseous - all the volumes being measured under similar conditions of temperature and pressure.

Graham’s Law of Diffusion : States that the rates of diffusion of gases are inversely proportional to the square roots of their densities under similar conditions of temperature and pressure.

Law of Definite Proportions : A chemical compound is always found to be made up of the same elements combined together in the same ratio by weight.

Law of Floatation : For a body to float, the following conditions must be fulfilled: (1)The weight of the body should be equal to the weight of the water displaced. (2) The centre of gravity of the body and that of the liquid displaced should be in the same straight line.

Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation : States that “Every portion of matter attracts or tends to approach every other portion of matter in the universe with a force proportional to the masses and inversely as the square of the distance”.

Newton’s First Law of Motion : A body continues in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled by an external force to change that state.

Specific   heat   of   substance : The quantity of heat required to rise the temperature of 1 gm. of a substance through 1oC.

Newton’s Second Law of Motion : The rate of change of momentum is proportional to the impressed force and takes place in the direction of the force.

Newtons Third Law of Motion : To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, e.g. Rockets, recoil of a gun.

Newton’s  Law  of  Cooling  :  States that the rate of loss of heat of a hot body is directly proportional   to the  difference  of  temperature between the body and the surrounding and is independent of the nature of the  body.

Ohm’s Law : States that the ratio of the potential difference between the ends of a conductor and the current flowing in the conductor is constant. e.g., for a potential difference of E volts and a current/amperes, the resistance R, in Ohms is equal to E/I.

PrinciploConservatiooEnergy  :   I states that, in any system, energy cannot be created or destroyed; the sum of mass and energy remains constant