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Problem: When a gas is heated in a closed container, the internal pressure increases. Which best describes the reason for the increase in pressure?(A) The average kinetic energy of the gas molecules decreases.(B) The potential energy of the gas increases(C) The average kinetic energy of the gas molecules increases(D) The potential energy of the gas decreases

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When a gas is heated in a closed container, the speed of the gas molecules also increases. 

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When a gas is heated in a closed container, the internal pressure increases. Which best describes the reason for the increase in pressure?
(A) The average kinetic energy of the gas molecules decreases.
(B) The potential energy of the gas increases
(C) The average kinetic energy of the gas molecules increases
(D) The potential energy of the gas decreases

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