# Problem: Which statement is inconsistent with the kinetic theory of an ideal gas?Most of the volume occupied by a gas is empty space.The forces of repulsion between gas molecules are very weak or negligible.Gas molecules move in a straight line between collisions.The average kinetic energy of a gas is proportional to the absolute temperature.The collisions between gas molecules are inelastic.

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We are asked which of the following is inconsistent with the kinetic theory of an ideal gas?

A gas is seen as a collection of molecules or individual atoms that are in constant motion.

The Kinetic-Molecular Theory tries to use data of real gases to predict how an ideal gas would behave if they existed.

Ideal gases are imaginary and donâ€™t actually exist. However, if they did exist then there would be certain characteristics that a gas would need to possess in order to be an ideal gas.

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Which statement is inconsistent with the kinetic theory of an ideal gas?

Most of the volume occupied by a gas is empty space.

The forces of repulsion between gas molecules are very weak or negligible.

Gas molecules move in a straight line between collisions.

The average kinetic energy of a gas is proportional to the absolute temperature.

The collisions between gas molecules are inelastic.