Problem: The temperature of a 5.00-L container of N2 gas is increased from 20 °C to 250 °C. If the volume is held constant, predict qualitatively how this change affects the following:(a) the average kinetic energy of the molecules

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We are asked to predict qualitatively how this change affects the average kinetic energy of the molecules.


The average kinetic energy is directly proportional to temperature. 


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The temperature of a 5.00-L container of N2 gas is increased from 20 °C to 250 °C. If the volume is held constant, predict qualitatively how this change affects the following:

(a) the average kinetic energy of the molecules

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