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Average Speed of Hydrogen molecules?

  1. Feb 19, 2008 #1

    bse

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    What's the average speed of hydrogen molecules at room temperature and how do you figure it out? Is there an equation?

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  3. Feb 20, 2008 #2

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    V = sqrt(3*T*k/m)

    T = absolute temperature (in Kelvin)
    k = Boltzman constant = 1.3805*10^-23 J/K
    m = mass of the gas particle

    For anything in thermal motions and gases look up "Boltzman"
     
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