Kinetic Theory of Gases

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  • Created on: 10-04-15 08:26

Key Assumptions

The kinetic theory of gases makes the following assumptions about the gas in a fictional container.

  • The particles move with rapid, random motion
  • All collisions are elastic
  • The atoms themselves occupy zero volume, compared to the volume of the container
  • There are no intermolecular forces
  • Collision time is tiny compared to the time between each collision.
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