Watsisname  Date: Friday, 25.11.2016, 22:57  Message # 946 
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Huesudo  Date: Monday, 28.11.2016, 21:57  Message # 947 
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 Without taking into account the crazy heat, would it be difficult to walk through Venus's atmosphere due to the high pressure? I have always had trouble separating pressure from density..


 
Watsisname  Date: Tuesday, 29.11.2016, 03:26  Message # 948 
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 You'd feel more resistance for sure, but walking would not be very difficult. It's much denser than air at Earth's surface, but also much less dense than water.
To calculate the density of the air, it might be most convenient to start with the ideal gas law:
PV=nRT
where P is the pressure, V is the volume, n is the number of moles of gas, R is the gas constant, and T is the temperature.
Let's see if we can pull density out of that formula somehow. Density is mass per volume:
ρ=m/V
and we can say that the mass is equal to the number of moles times the molar mass:
m=nM
Therefore the density is
ρ=nM/V
Solve for n:
n=ρV/M
Now plug that in place of n in the ideal gas law:
PV=(ρV/M)*RT
Now solve for ρ:
ρ=(PVM)/(VRT) = (PM)/(RT)
So the density is equal to the air pressure times its average molar mass, divided by the gas constant, divided by the temperature.
The air at Venus' surface has a pressure of 90atm (9.12*10^{6} Pa), an average molar mass of 0.04345kg/mol, and a temperature of 735 Kelvin. The gas constant R is 8.314 Joules per kilogram per mole. This tells us that the density of the air at Venus' surface is about 65kg/m^{3}, which is 53 times greater than at Earth's surface, or 6.5% the density of water.
Another helpful aid for thinking about the effect of this is to consider the force of the wind (or more precisely, the dynamic pressure). The dynamic pressure is proportional to the density of the air and the square of the wind speed. So if the air on Venus is 53 times denser, then you get the same wind pressure at only 14% of the wind speed. A 7m/s wind speed on Venus would feel like a 50m/s wind speed on Earth!


 