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Basic Monatomic Ideal Gas Speed/Temperature Relationship

  1. Jan 8, 2010 #1

    jacksonpeeble

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    What would happen to the temperature (in Kelvin) if the speed of every atom in a monatomic ideal gas were doubled (specifically, what multiplication factor would be used)?
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2010 #2
    Temperature is proportional to the kinetic energy. If the speed of every atom doubles, the temperature would rise by a factor of 4.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2010 #3

    jacksonpeeble

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    Thanks, that makes sense.
     
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