Gas Compressibility Factor

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

The gas compressibility factor, abbreviated as Z, is a dimensionless factor independent of the quantity of gas and determined by the character of the gas, the temperature, and pressure.

Gas compressibility factor formula

\(\large{ Z = \frac{p \; V}{n \; R \; T}  }\)

Where:

\(\large{ Z }\) = gas compressibility factor

\(\large{ n }\) = moles

\(\large{ p }\) = pressure

\(\large{ R }\) = specific gas constant

\(\large{ T }\) = temperature

\(\large{ V }\) = volume

 

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