Kinetic Energy and Temperature Video Lessons

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# Problem: Which statement best explains the change that occurs when gas particles move more slowly?a. the temperature increases because the average kinetic energy decreases.b. the temperature increases because the average kinetic energy increases.c. the temperature decreases because the average kinetic energy decreases.d. the temperature decreases because the average kinetic energy increases.

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We are required to identify the relationship between temperature, kinetic energy, and speed of gases.

The kinetic energy of ideal gases:

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###### Problem Details

Which statement best explains the change that occurs when gas particles move more slowly?

a. the temperature increases because the average kinetic energy decreases.

b. the temperature increases because the average kinetic energy increases.

c. the temperature decreases because the average kinetic energy decreases.

d. the temperature decreases because the average kinetic energy increases.