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# Kinetic Theory

Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done in compressing a gas.
Kinetic theory of gases – assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic interpretation of
temperature; rms speed of gas molecules; degrees of freedom, law of equi-partition of energy
(statement only) and application to specific heat capacities of gases; concept of mean free

Avogadro stated that equal volume of all the gases under similar conditions of temperature and pressure contain equal number molecules. This statement is called...

### Mean Free Path

The mean free path l is the average distance covered by a molecule between two successive collisions: Where n is the number density and d...

### Specific Heat Capacity of Solids & Water

We can use the law of equipartition of energy to determine specific heats of solids. Consider a solid of N atoms, each vibrating about...

### Specific Heat Capacity

Specific Heat Capacity Monatomic Gases Diatomic Gases Polyatomic Gases Specific Heats of Monatomic Gases: The molecule of...

### Law of Equipartition of Energy

The law of equipartition of energy states that if a system is in equilibrium at absolute temperature T, the total energy is distributed equally...

### Kinetic Interpretation of Temperature

Average K.E, per molecule of a gas: kinetic interpretation of temperature. Consider one mole of a gas. Let P, V, T...

### Kinetic Theory of an Ideal Gas

Kinetic theory of an ideal gas is composed of a large number of tiny invisible particles know as molecules. These molecules are always in...

### Equation of state of a perfect gas

The equation of state of a perfect gas: Gas laws are study of any two of quantities like pressure, volume and temperature when the third...