Problem: Calculate the root-mean-square velocity and kinetic energy of CO, CO2, and SO3 at 286 K .Which gas has the greatest effusion rate?

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Recall that Graham's Law of Effusion allows us to compare the rate of effusion of two gases. Graham's Law states that the rate of effusion of a gas is inversely proportional to its molar mass.


rate=1MMgas


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Calculate the root-mean-square velocity and kinetic energy of CO, CO2, and SO3 at 286 K .

Which gas has the greatest effusion rate?

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