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Solution: On a single plot, qualitatively sketch the distribution of molecular speeds for(a) Kr(g) at -50˚C(b) Kr(g) at 0˚C(c) Ar(g) at 0˚C.

Problem

On a single plot, qualitatively sketch the distribution of molecular speeds for

(a) Kr(g) at -50˚C
(b) Kr(g) at 0˚C
(c) Ar(g) at 0˚C.

Solution

The Maxwell Distribution is a plot with the y-axis as the relative number of particles and the x-axis as the velocity. Each point on the curve tells us the relative number of particles or the fraction of particles that is at a certain velocity.  The curves would be bell-shaped which means that the middle part would be the highest part of the curve. This just means that the middle range of velocities for a certain element at a certain temperature would be its most likely velocity. 

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