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- Is kT still meaningful in other general thermodynamic samples (those with a huge number of elements)?

Hi All,

When dealing with the kinetic theory of gases in thermodynamics, we obtain the result that the mean kinetic energy per atom is (3/2) kT. In considering different samples like 200g of liquid water or a solid cube of lead with one cubic meter, does kT still play an important role in revealing some statistical property of these samples in thermal equilibrium?

Best wishes,

DaTario

When dealing with the kinetic theory of gases in thermodynamics, we obtain the result that the mean kinetic energy per atom is (3/2) kT. In considering different samples like 200g of liquid water or a solid cube of lead with one cubic meter, does kT still play an important role in revealing some statistical property of these samples in thermal equilibrium?

Best wishes,

DaTario