Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 4 - Energy and Chemical Reactions - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 189a: 17


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The temperature of the water molecules has to do with the kinetic energy of these molecules. Because the potential energy at the top becomes kinetic energy at the bottom, this mean that it makes sense that the temperature is greater at the bottom than at the top.
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