Problem: Place the following gases in order of decreasing average molecular speed at 315 K : CO, SF6, H2S, Cl2, HBr.

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We’re being asked to arrange the gases in order of decreasing the average molecular speed at 315 K.


Recall that the speed of a gas is related to its mass. The greater the molar mass of a gas, then the lower is its molecular speed.


So for each gas, we will calculate their molar mass and arrange their average molecular speed based on molar mass.


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Place the following gases in order of decreasing average molecular speed at 315 K : CO, SF6, H2S, Cl2, HBr.

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