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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:52 am
In the solutions manual it uses the equation avg kinetic energy= 3/2RT, what is the R referring to? The pressure constants?
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:19 am
Yes, in the average kinetic energy equation R represents the ideal gas constant: 8.3145 J/K*mol
Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:42 am
Just want to add on: R is gas constant that has different value when its unit varies, but the most common one we use in thermochemistry is 8.314 J·K-1