Problem: Which noble gas is expected to show the largest deviations from the ideal gas behavior? a) helium b) neon c) Argon d) Krypton e) Xenon

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Kinetic molecular theory

1. The size of a particle is negligibly small

2. The average kinetic energy of a particle is proportional to the temperature in kelvins.

3. The collision of one particle with another (or with the walls of its con- tainer) is completely elastic.


MM  deviation from ideal gas


MM of He = 4.003 g/mol

MM of Ne = 20.1797 g/mol

MM of Ar = 39.948 g/mol


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Which noble gas is expected to show the largest deviations from the ideal gas behavior? 

a) helium 

b) neon 

c) Argon 

d) Krypton 

e) Xenon

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