Translational Kinetic Energy

Translational Kinetic Energy - A The calculation shows that...

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Translational Kinetic Energy The average translational kinetic energy of the molecule discussed in the previous section is given by Using the previously derived expression for v rms , we obtain The constant k is called the Boltzmann constant and is equal to the ratio of the gas constant R and the Avogadro constant N
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Unformatted text preview: A The calculation shows that for a given temperature, all gas molecules - no matter what their mass - have the same average translational kinetic energy, namely (3/2)kT . When we measure the temperature of a gas, we are measuring the average translational kinetic energy of its molecule...
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