# Average Kinetic Engery

1. Nov 13, 2008

### Linzy

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Average Kinetic Energy of the ideal gas molecules inside a container, which is kept at temperature T, depends on __________________.

a) the mass of the molecules
b) the volume of hte molecule
c)the density of the molecule
d)the temperature T of the container

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I would choose D. The only thing that I can find relates to temperature, my professor didn't cover this section very well and I'm not positive about my answer. Thank you very much!!!

2. Nov 13, 2008

### asleight

You're right. Temperature is a measure of kinetic energy...

$$E_k=\frac{3k}{2}T$$.