Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

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

Chapter 8 - Properties of Gases - Questions for Review and Thought - Applying Concepts - Page 370e: 106



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We know that $C_2H_2$ will have the faster average speed, since it is less massive than $N_2$. This eliminates option b. Since $N_2$ has a larger pressure than $C_2H_2$, its peak should be higher. Thus, a is the correct option.
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