Problem: Explain which postulate of the kinetic molecular theory breaks down under conditions of low temperature.

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3 postulates of the Kinetic Molecular Theory: 

1) Volume of real gases are negligible and small. 

2) The average kinetic energy of gases are directly proportional to the absolute temperature in Kelvin. 

3) Collisions between ideal gases are completely elastic. 

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Explain which postulate of the kinetic molecular theory breaks down under conditions of low temperature.

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