1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I have been wondering about temperature and it's relation to kinetic energy I didn't study thermodynamics so I hope that replies could be simplified.I am trying to think about the perfect gas law to relate kinetic energy per molecule to temperature, and I want to know if I have a somewhat close understanding. 2. Relevant equations PV=RnT 3. The attempt at a solution PV=RnT I am thinking that P*V expresses the energy stored in the gas molecules since P =F/A and V=m^3 so P*V=F*m which is the unit of work so W=RnT and since the work expresses the change of kinetic energy deltaK= RnT (delta K)/n = RT so this gives me the intuition that since the change of kinetic energy per molecule is equal to a constant times the temperature so its proportional to it. I didn't study thermodynamics and only basics of physical chemistry so probably there are things I missed but is my intuition at least correct?