General Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1-28505-137-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-28505-137-6

Chapter 5 - The Gaseous State - Questions and Problems - Page 216: 5.16


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The postulate 5 of the kinetic theory says that the average kinetic energy of a molecule is constant at constant temperature. If the volume of a gas is decreased then the number of molecules per unit volume also decreases and thus the frequency of collisions per unit wall area also decrease and consequently the pressure decrease according to Boyle's law.
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