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Problem with velocity formula

  1. Oct 18, 2007 #1
    At what temperature do oxygen molecules have an rms speed that is double their speed at 0 degrees?
    Using 1/2mv^2 = 3/2KT I am unable to solve for v since T is 0. Is there another way to do this?
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  3. Oct 19, 2007 #2


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    Are you sure it doesn't mean 0 degrees celcius? In that formula, temperature is measured in Kelvin.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2007
  4. Oct 19, 2007 #3
    i had to convert 0 degrees to kelvin
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