Problem: All of the following statements about the kinetic molecular theory of gases are true EXCEPT:A. The size of the gas molecules is negligible compared to the total volume of the gas. B. The average kinetic energy of the molecules of a gas is proportional to the temperature of the gas in kelvins. C. The gas molecules collide with each other and with the surfaces around them D. Strong attractive forces hold the gas molecules together E. none of the above

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A. The size of the gas molecules is negligible compared to the total volume of the gas.  → True

B. The average kinetic energy of the molecules of a gas is proportional to the temperature of the gas in kelvins. →  True

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All of the following statements about the kinetic molecular theory of gases are true EXCEPT:

A. The size of the gas molecules is negligible compared to the total volume of the gas. 

B. The average kinetic energy of the molecules of a gas is proportional to the temperature of the gas in kelvins. 

C. The gas molecules collide with each other and with the surfaces around them 

D. Strong attractive forces hold the gas molecules together 

E. none of the above