Compute the total translational kinetic energy of one liter of oxygen gas at atmospheric pressure.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

<E>=3/2 kT

assuming that the T is about the temperature of Earth's surface, 300K, then:

[tex] \frac{1}{2} mv^2 = \frac{3k(300K)}{2} [/tex]

what I am wondering is, is this the total translational kinetic energy? I think the book defines it as the average energy but does not give a formula for total translational kinetic energy.

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# Homework Help: Translational kinetic energy

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