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Solution: Calculate the root-mean-square speed of methane, CH4 (g), at 78 °C. (a) 23 m/s (b) 350 m/s(c) 550 m/s (d) 667 m/s (e) 739 m/s

Solution: Calculate the root-mean-square speed of methane, CH4 (g), at 78 °C. (a) 23 m/s (b) 350 m/s(c) 550 m/s (d) 667 m/s (e) 739 m/s

Problem

Calculate the root-mean-square speed of methane, CH4 (g), at 78 °C. 

(a) 23 m/s 

(b) 350 m/s

(c) 550 m/s 

(d) 667 m/s 

(e) 739 m/s


Solution

We’re being asked to calculate for the root mean square speed of CH4 at 78°C. 


When calculating for root mean square speed (μrms), we will use the following equation:

µrms = rms speed,
R = 8.314 J/(mol·K)
T = temperature, K
M = molar mass, kg/mol

Given:

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