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Unformatted text preview: slower and the slower moving particle speeds up. • Air particles are far apart unless compressed, water particles are closer together and can’t be compressed • When a volume of air is heated the air particles move faster, they collide more frequently, they move farther apart and occupy more space or expand. • When two objects have the same temperature they have the same kinetic energy and are at equilibrium • Equilibrium means that there is a balance • Heat energy is measured in calories • Temperature is the average kinetic energy and is measured in degrees Celsius...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course CHEM 302 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State.
- Fall '10