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kinetic molecular theory

Postby expert007 » Wed 04 May, 2011 16:49

What are the basic assumptions of the kinetic–molecular
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Re: kinetic molecular theory

Postby little_scholar » Wed 04 May, 2011 16:49

The kinetic-molecular theory is based on the following assumptions:
1. A gas consists of tiny particles, either atoms or molecules, moving about at random.
2. The volume of the particles themselves is negligible compared with the total volume of the gas; most of the volume of a gas is empty space.
3. The gas particles act independently; there are no attractive or repulsive forces between particles.
4. Collisions of the gas particles, either with other particles or with the walls of the container, are elastic; that is, the total kinetic energy of the gas particles is constant at constant T.
5. The average kinetic energy of the gas particles is proportional to the Kelvin temperature of the sample.
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