# Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution help

## Homework Statement

Use the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution of speeds to find the fraction of F2 molecules at 500 K which have speeds in the range 240 to 250 m s -1
(HINT: determine the fraction of the total area under the distribution curve represented by the part between these two speeds. Assume that the distribution curve is linear over this small range)

## Homework Equations ## The Attempt at a Solution

So I'm guessing I want to integrate this equation between 240 and 250 m s-1
So it simplifies to ∫v2e-mv2/2KTdv
I'm not very good at integrating so I genuinely have no idea what happens after that

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## Homework Statement

Use the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution of speeds to find the fraction of F2 molecules at 500 K which have speeds in the range 240 to 250 m s -1
(HINT: determine the fraction of the total area under the distribution curve represented by the part between these two speeds. Assume that the distribution curve is linear over this small range)

## Homework Equations ## The Attempt at a Solution

So I'm guessing I want to integrate this equation between 240 and 250 m s-1
So it simplifies to ∫v2e-mv2/2KTdv
I'm not very good at integrating so I genuinely have no idea what happens after that
You don't have to integrate if you use the given hint: "Assume that the distribution curve is linear over this small range"

Ah ok so would I just work it out for each velocity?

Redbelly98
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