Learning Objectives
Explanation of relationships between p, V and T in terms of a simple molecular model.
Assumptions leading to and derivation of pV = 1/2r<c^{2}>
Average molecular kinetic energy
1/2 mc^{2} = 3RT = 3kT
2N_{A} 2
Key Questions
Key Words
Pressure, Molecule, Root Mean Square Speed, Internal Energy, Kinetic Energy