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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I'm trying to fit this together.

For monotomic molecules, the avg kinetic energy is 3/2 k_b T

for diatomic, it is 5/2 k_b T

PV = n_particles * k_b T

Why is there no factor of 3/2 or 5/2 in the ideal gas law? How is it factored out?

For monotomic molecules, the avg kinetic energy is 3/2 k_b T

for diatomic, it is 5/2 k_b T

PV = n_particles * k_b T

Why is there no factor of 3/2 or 5/2 in the ideal gas law? How is it factored out?