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Atmosphere, Kinetic, related question.

  1. Oct 5, 2004 #1
    Hello all,

    I have a relative simple question, but I'd like to double check with you folks.

    Typically, in normal atmosphere the kinetic energy of water molecules in water, should be lower than the kinetic energy of water molecule in hot vapor, isn't that right?

    Thank you!

    /cheers!
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2004 #2

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    Molecular Kinetic energy determines the temperature, so the hotter the water (vapor) the higher the kinetic energy of the molecules.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2004 #3
    kinetic energy of water molecules

    Here is one thing I want to ask about.

    Say, we have water at 70deg. and water vapor at 30deg. Whose molecules will have a higher kinetic energy.

    spacetime
    http://www.geocities.com/physics_all/index.html
     
  5. Oct 5, 2004 #4

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    Re-read my previous post.
     
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