Problem: Calculate the root-mean-square velocity and kinetic energy of CO, CO2, and SO3 at 286 K .Which gas has the greatest kinetic energy?

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Recall that the kinetic energy of a gas is given by:

KEavg=32RT


where R = gas constant, T = temperature


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Calculate the root-mean-square velocity and kinetic energy of CO, CO2, and SO3 at 286 K .

Which gas has the greatest kinetic energy?

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