Boyle's Law is the idea that the volume of a gas decreases as the pressure on the gas increases. We applied Boyle's law to our experiment to measure the difference on the volume of the gases in neoprene (wetsuit material) at different pressures. Instead of testing the pressure at different depths, we used a water bottle and a tire valve to put pressure on the material which is in the bottle. We wanted to see what effect pressure has on the volume of a gas.
This diagram demonstrates the inverse relationship between the volume and pressure of a gas, when temperature remains constant. In this diagram the pressure has increased, the volume has decreased, and the temperature stayed constant.
Boyle's law is critical to know about when scuba diving. It is important to know because when a person is scuba diving the pressure on their body increases. Also, in the human body, there are a lot of gases, which are affected when pressure is increased. As the pressure increases, the volume of the gases decrease and as the person returns to their original depth the volume of the gas increase. Continuously breathing while diving is crucial to one's health because if the diver holds his or her breath as they return to the surface of the water the gas' volume in their lungs will increase and their lungs might burst