Problem: Select the statement which does NOT apply to an ideal gas.a. There are no attractive forces between the gas molecules.b. There are strong repulsive forces between the gas molecules.c. The volume occupied by the molecules is negligible compared to the container volume.d. The gas behaves according to the ideal gas equation.e. The average kinetic energy of the molecules is proportional to the absolute temperature.

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Ideal gases are imaginary and don’t exist. However, The Kinetic-Molecular Theory tries to use data of real gases to predict how an ideal gas would behave if they existed.  


According to the kinetic molecular theory, the basic assumptions for an ideal gas are:

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Select the statement which does NOT apply to an ideal gas.

a. There are no attractive forces between the gas molecules.

b. There are strong repulsive forces between the gas molecules.

c. The volume occupied by the molecules is negligible compared to the container volume.

d. The gas behaves according to the ideal gas equation.

e. The average kinetic energy of the molecules is proportional to the absolute temperature.