Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 13 - Temperature and Kinetic Theory - Misconceptual Questions: 11


Choice D.

Work Step by Step

Equation 13-8 tells us that the temperature is proportional to the average kinetic energy. However, the particles of the ideal gas do not have identical KEs. There is a probability distribution of speeds (as seen in Figure 13-19), and particles have KEs on either side of the average.
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