Problem: Particles in a gas are best described as?A. slow-moving kinetic hard spheresB. small, hard spheres with insignificant volumesC. hard spheres influenced by repulsive forces from other spheresD. spheres that are in fixed positions when trapped in a container

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Analyze each statement given:

A. slow-moving kinetic hard spheres

according to kinetic molecular theory: 

• gases are in continuous, random motion

• they exert neither attractive nor repulsive forces → collisions are elastic

The given statement is false.


B. small, hard spheres with insignificant volumes

according to kinetic molecular theory: 

• the volume of the gas molecules is negligible compared to the total volume of the container

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Particles in a gas are best described as?

A. slow-moving kinetic hard spheres

B. small, hard spheres with insignificant volumes

C. hard spheres influenced by repulsive forces from other spheres

D. spheres that are in fixed positions when trapped in a container

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