Problem: Calculate the root mean square velocity of I2(g) at 377 K.

FREE Expert Solution

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

$\overline{){{\mathbf{\mu }}}_{{\mathbf{rms}}}{\mathbf{=}}\sqrt{\frac{\mathbf{3}\mathbf{RT}}{\mathbf{M}}}}$

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

Given:

Problem Details

Calculate the root mean square velocity of I2(g) at 377 K.

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