Problem: If the average speed of a carbon dioxide molecule is 410 m • s −1 at 25°C, what is the average speed of a molecule of methane at the same temperature? 1. 679 m • s−1 2. 1000 m • s−1 3. 410 m • s−1 4. 1130 m • s−1 5. 247 m • s−1

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If the average speed of a carbon dioxide molecule is 410 m • s −1 at 25°C, what is the average speed of a molecule of methane at the same temperature?

1. 679 m • s−1

2. 1000 m • s−1

3. 410 m • s−1

4. 1130 m • s−1

5. 247 m • s−1

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