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Name: Kinetic Theory: Atomic and Molecular Explanation of Pressure and Temperature
ID: m42217
Language: English (en)
Summary:
  • Express the ideal gas law in terms of molecular mass and velocity.
  • Define thermal energy.
  • Calculate the kinetic energy of a gas molecule, given its temperature.
  • Describe the relationship between the temperature of a gas and the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules.
  • Describe the distribution of speeds of molecules in a gas.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: Gas, Heat, Ideal gas law, Kinetic energy, Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, Molecular motion, Pressure, Temperature, Thermal energy, Velocity
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org)
Copyright Holders: Rice University (daniel@openstaxcollege.org)
Maintainers: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org), OSC Physics Maintainer (info@openstaxcollege.org)

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Dec 22, 2011 3:27 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Jun 20, 2012 9:57 am +0000

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Version: 1.1 Dec 29, 2011 12:54 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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