Question 8.103

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Magdalena Palavecino 1A
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Question 8.103

Postby Magdalena Palavecino 1A » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:02 am

Can someone explain why the solution manual states that the average kinetic energy expression is 3/2RT, when the constants sheet states nRT? Can we assume this is an ideal gas and that there is only one mol so it matches up with the J/mol?

Curtis Tam 1J
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Re: Question 8.103

Postby Curtis Tam 1J » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:36 am

The expression 3/2RT is derived in the section of the textbook that describes the equipartition theorem. If you use this expression, you will automatically get J/mol.

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