I just wanted to know whether the following formula 3/2kT=K (ave) demonstrates the average kinetic energy per atom in a monatomic gas.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

And then if 5/2kT=K (ave) demonstrates the average kinetic energy per diatomic molecule.

This comes from the fact that the average energy per degree of freedom is 1/2kT.

Note k(lowercase) denotes Boltzmann Constant, and K (uppercase) denotes kinetic energy.

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# Equipartition Theorem (Thermal Physics)

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