The molecular flux (number of collisions per unit area per unit time) in Kinetic theory is given by(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

[tex]F=\frac{1}{4} n \bar{c}[/tex]

where c bar is the average molecular speed and n is the density of molcules in the gas phase (molecules/m^3)

I was wondering about the origin of the 1/4 term ... is it significant?

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# Homework Help: Kinetic theory question

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