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Application of the "Kinetic Molecular Theory" to the Gas Laws Effect of a volume increase at a constant temperature Constant temperature means that the average kinetic energy of the gas molecules remains constant This means that the rms speed of the molecules, u , remains unchanged If the rms speed remains unchanged, but the volume increases, this means that there will be fewer collisions with the container walls over a a given time Therefore, the pressure will decrease (Boyle's law) Effect of a temperature increase at constant volume
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Unformatted text preview: An increase in temperature means an increase in the average kinetic energy of the gas molecules, thus an increase in u There will be more collisions per unit time, furthermore, the momentum of each collision increases (molecules strike the wall harder) Therefore, there will be an increase in pressure If we allow the volume to change to maintain constant pressure , the volume will increase with increasing temperature (Charles's law)...
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