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Problem: The thermal energy of a container of helium gas is halved.What happens to the temperature, in kelvin?A) It decreases to one-fourth its initial value.B) It decreases to one-half its initial value.C) It stays the same.D) It increases to twice its initial value.Choose the best answer

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Thermal energy is the internal energy of a system by the virtue fo its temperature. 

Kavg = (3/2)kT.

The energy is proportional to temperature.

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The thermal energy of a container of helium gas is halved.What happens to the temperature, in kelvin?

A) It decreases to one-fourth its initial value.

B) It decreases to one-half its initial value.

C) It stays the same.

D) It increases to twice its initial value.

Choose the best answer

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