Sarai L.

asked • 08/29/16

For each postulate of the Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Gases write a further description or give a real world example of how that postulate can be observed.

Postulates of the Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Gases:
 
1. Gas particles are extremely small and have relatively large distances between them.
2. Gas particles act independently of one another because there are no significant attractive or repulsive forces between gas particles.
3. Gas particles are in continous random, straight-line motion as they collide with one another and with the container walls.
4. The average kinetic energy of gas particles is proportional to the temperature of the gas.
 
For each postulate of the Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Gases write a further description or give a real world example of how that postulate can be observed.
 
Example to demonstrate how this assignment is meant to be made: POSTULATE 1 says gas particles are small and have large distances between them. This means gases can be compressed. An example of a compressed gas is a carbon dioxide (CO2) tank on a paintball gun. The carbon dioxide is tightly packed into a small tank that is attached to the gun. When a paintball gun is fired, carbon dioxide comes out of the tank with enough force to fire the paintball at a high speed.
 
Please create examples for the other postulates that could be shown in real life, according to what the description of the postulate says and explain how it shows the postulate in real life. THANK YOU!

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MICHAEL S. answered • 08/30/16

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