Ask Questions, Get Answers

Want to ask us a question? Click here
Browse Questions
Home  >>  JEEMAIN and AIPMT  >>  Physics  >>  Class11  >>  Kinetic Theory of Gases
0 votes

For an ideal gas, average kinetic energy per degree of freedom is?

(A) $\large\frac{1}{2}$$ RT$ (B) $\large\frac{3}{2}$$ RT$ (C) $\large\frac{5}{2} $$RT$ (D) $\large\frac{7}{2} $$RT$
Can you answer this question?

1 Answer

0 votes
Each gas atom has three degrees of translational freedom, along x, y, or z.
The average energy then per degree of freedom for the translating atomic gas is 1/2 kT per degree of freedom per gas atom or 1/2 RT per degree of freedom per mole of gas atoms.
answered Jan 23, 2014 by balaji.thirumalai

Related questions

Ask Question
student study plans
JEE MAIN, CBSE, AIPMT Mobile and Tablet App
The ultimate mobile app to help you crack your examinations
Get the Android App