Basic Monatomic Ideal Gas Speed/Temperature Relationship

1. Jan 8, 2010

jacksonpeeble

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)?

2. Jan 8, 2010

cavalier

Temperature is proportional to the kinetic energy. If the speed of every atom doubles, the temperature would rise by a factor of 4.

3. Jan 8, 2010

jacksonpeeble

Thanks, that makes sense.