Lesson: Distribution of Molecular Speeds
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the proportion of particles, in an ideal gas, that have a given speed using the Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution function.
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Worksheet: 6 Questions • 2 Videos
Using the approximation for small , estimate the fraction of nitrogen molecules at a temperature of K that have speeds between 290 m/s and 291 m/s. A nitrogen molecule has a mass of kg.
Find the ratio for hydrogen gas at a temperature of 77.0 K. Use a molar mass of 2.02 g/mol for hydrogen gas.