University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 18 - Thermal Properties of Matter - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 609: Q18.12


This is a false statement.

Work Step by Step

Equations 18.16 and 18.19 shows that when two gases are in thermal equilibrium (same T), their average molecular speeds are not the same. The average kinetic energy of gas molecules depends not only on their average molecular speed, but on their (molar) mass.
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