Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 13 - Temperature and Kinetic Theory - Misconceptual Questions: 13

Answer

Choice C.

Work Step by Step

Equation 13-8 shows that the rms speed of molecules rises with temperature. Choice A is false, as shown in Figure 13-19. Choice B is false because the maximum molecular speed, by definition, can’t be exceeded by the rms speed.
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