I know that . Average kinetic energy of a molecule is (f/2)kT (for translational motion.where f=3 ) In my textbook given that... If the degree of freedom of the gas molecule is f then the average heat energy of each molecule of the gas is = E(avg.) = (f/2)kT which is same as the average kinetic energy. Are the avg. kinetic energy and heat energy both are same or there is difference between them?