According to the kinetic molecular theory:
- as the distance between the molecules increases, the temperature of a material decreases
- the rise in temperature of a material occurs because the molecules lose kinetic energy
- when the molecules within a gas collide they lose energy, reducing the temperature of the gas
- the molecules within all liquids and gases are always in motion, but not in solids.
The Attempt at a Solution
I said 4 because liquids and gases have translational energy while solids dont. However, the answer is 1. Can someone explain how does the distance between molecules affect temperature?