Kinetic Theory and Gases

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Kinetic Theory

  • The temperature of a gas is a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles of a gas.
    • Heating a gas increases KE of particles so they move faster and temperature rises.
  • The pressure of a gas is caused by the forces exerted as moving particles hit the walls of a container. 
    • Faster particles cause more collisions and so a greater


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