Talk:Molar gas constant

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 Definition A physical constant which is featured in a large number of fundamental equations in the physical sciences, such as the ideal gas law and the Nernst equation, and it is equivalent to the Boltzmann constant, but expressed in units of energy [d] [e]
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Defining value

I don't like the term "defining value" for a numerical value. In my view a definition will not change soon, whereas this numerical value may be adapted every two years or so. (I know that there are a few numerical values defined, such as the speed of light, but R is not one of them). --Paul Wormer 11:40, 2 April 2008 (CDT)

No problem, Paul. I just wanted readers to understand that all of the other values in the table were obtained from the first value in the table. Are you still in California or are you at home now? - Milton Beychok 12:55, 2 April 2008 (CDT)
Milton, I will be in HMB (Ca) until the end of April. One of these days I'll read your compressibility article. The only thing is that I have to read/write everything without being able to check my books (I can use part of Internet, though, but not the part that goes through my university). --Paul Wormer 18:09, 2 April 2008 (CDT)

My edits of Jan.19, 2012

I re-titled one section and expanded it. I also added a new section. Those edits may contain some phrases that are the same as in the corresponding WP article ... but, in general, my edits were written from scratch. Milton Beychok 17:34, 19 January 2012 (UTC)